SPLASH! milk science update: September 2014 issue

This month’s issue features articles about cultured milk and healthy skin, new tools to customize milk for premature babies, diabetes and breastfeeding, and the logistics of delivering dairy.

Cultured Milk- a Means to Healthy Skin?

Cultured Milk- a Means to Healthy Skin?

Since the times of ancient Egypt, women have used milk in various ways to attain beautiful, glowing skin. Today, Cleopatra's alleged penchant for bathing in milk from 700 donkeys may seem a tad rich, however there is growing evidence that consuming milk products cultured with probiotic bacteria can help you to not only get a healthy gut, but also healthy skin. Read More...

New Tool Helps Clinicians Customize Milk for Premature Babies

New Tool Helps Clinicians Customize Milk for Premature Babies

Premature babies have higher protein requirements compared with term babies. To keep these babies growing at the appropriate rate, their mother’s breast milk needs additional protein. Sounds simple enough, but determining just how much protein fortifier should be added is quite complicated due to the high variation in milk protein concentration across (and even within) human mothers. Read More...

Diabetes and Breastfeeding

Diabetes and Breastfeeding

When it comes to understanding the links between breastfeeding and diabetes, causation runs both ways. Diabetes can influence if and for how long a new mother breastfeeds. On the other hand, developing diabetes during pregnancy and lactation can affect mother’s metabolic health later in life. As more studies in these fields generate results, a complex picture is emerging of interacting risk factors. Read More...

Delivering Your Daily Dairy

Delivering Your Daily Dairy

In 2012, 620 billion liters of milk were produced worldwide. The certainty of this supply and nutritional contribution of milk provides a staple for many households. The proportion consumed as drinking milk varies between countries, but the challenge of delivering fresh milk to the consumer is ubiquitous. Delivering milk to the table of households across the world is a triumph of logistics that has developed over many decades. Read More...