Empowerment and the power of human milk: When science helps break down barriers
Improvements in science and medicine have resulted in premature babies having a much improved chance of survival. The growing consensus is that the most natural of products – human milk – is the key to giving them the best start in life. Highlighting the continued interest in this area of science, Medela’s 8th International Lactation and Breastfeeding Symposium gathered 430 delegates from 46 countries to listen to and interact with peers. The challenge still remains to translate the science and the research into practical applications, but it is clear from the symposium that progress continues to be made.