Topic: adiponectin

Hormones in Mother’s Milk Influence Baby’s Behavior

Hormones in Mother’s Milk Influence Baby’s Behavior

Mammalian young are not just passive creatures allocating mother’s milk solely to survival and growth. The calories young need to be behaviorally active, from the hesitant romping of the young foal to the arm-waving, ear-splitting tantrum of a newborn baby, come from mother’s milk (Hinde and Capitanio, 2010). But other bioactive constituents in mother’s milk, namely hormones, may also influence HOW the infant behaves. Read More...

Adiponectin: Mother’s Fat Sends Love Letter to Baby via the Milk Express

Adiponectin: Mother's Fat Sends Love Letter to Baby via the Milk Express

Body fat is not just for buffering us from famine, keeping us warm during winter, and causing our self-recrimination during swimsuit season. Our body fat is also an integral part of our endocrine signaling system. The emerging literature offers compelling insights into maternal hormones, their transfer via milk, and their consequences in the developing neonate. Read More...