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The Resource Milk : the biology of lactation, Michael L. Power, Jay Schulkin

Milk : the biology of lactation, Michael L. Power, Jay Schulkin

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Milk : the biology of lactation
Title
Milk
Title remainder
the biology of lactation
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Michael L. Power, Jay Schulkin
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "After drawing its first breath, every newborn mammal turns his or her complete attention to obtaining milk. This primal act was once thought to stem from a basic fact: milk provides the initial source of calories and nutrients for all mammalian young. But it turns out that milk is a much more complicated biochemical cocktail and provides benefits beyond nutrition. In this fascinating book, biologists Michael L. Power and Jay Schulkin reveal this liquid's evolutionary history and show how its ingredients have changed over many millions of years to become a potent elixir. Power and Schulkin walk readers through the early origins of the mammary gland and describe the incredible diversification of milk among the various mammalian lineages. After revealing the roots of lactation, the authors describe the substances that naturally occur in milk and discuss their biological functions. They reveal that mothers pass along numerous biochemical signals to their babies through milk. The authors explain how milk boosts an infant's immune system, affects an infant's metabolism and physiology, and helps inoculate and feed the baby's gut microbiome. Throughout the book, the authors weave in stories from studies of other species, explaining how comparative research sheds light on human lactation. The authors then turn their attention to the fascinating topic of cross-species milk consumption--something only practiced by certain humans who evolved an ability to retain lactase synthesis into adulthood. The first book to discuss milk from a comparative and evolutionary perspective, Power and Schulkin's masterpiece reveals the rich biological story of the common thread that connects all mammals"--
  • "After drawing its first breath every newborn mammal turns his or her complete attention to obtaining milk. This simple act was once thought to stem from a basic fact - milk provides the initial source of calories and nutrients for all mammalian young. That truth, however, is only a piece of the story. Milk, it turns out, is an extremely complex biochemical cocktail. The authors of this fascinating book, biologists Michael L. Power and Jay Schulkin, reveal milk's ancient history and show how the ingredients of mother's milk have evolved over many mammalian generations. Power and Schulkin walk us through the evolutionary origins of the mammary gland and describe the incredible diversification of milk among the various mammalian lineages, culminating in a discussion of the history of humans and milk. Once the roots of lactation are revealed, the authors describe the long list of substances that naturally occur in milk. They discuss all of the biological functions of milk - functions that reach far beyond being a baby's first food. Mothers, it turn out, pass along numerous biochemical signals to their babies through milk. The authors describe how milk boosts an infant's immune system, affects an infant's metabolism and physiology, and even helps inoculate and feed the baby's gut microbiome. Throughout the book the authors weave in stories from studies of other species, explaining how comparative research sheds light on human lactation. The authors then turn their attention to the fascinating topic of cross-species milk consumption"--
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Power, Michael L
Dewey number
612.6/64
Index
index present
LC call number
QP246
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WP 825
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Schulkin, Jay
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  • Lactation
  • Breast milk
  • Milk
  • Milk
  • Mammary glands
  • Lactation
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
  • SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
  • SCIENCE
  • Breast milk
  • Lactation
  • Mammary glands
  • Milk
  • Milk
Label
Milk : the biology of lactation, Michael L. Power, Jay Schulkin
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Introduction: Of Milk, Mothers, and Infants; Part I. The Birth of Milk; Chapter 1. Feeding Offspring; Chapter 2. Origins; Chapter 3. The Molecules of Milk; Chapter 4. Prolactin and Oxytocin; Part II. Milk as a Food; Chapter 5. Not Quite Perfection; Chapter 6. The Milk Spectrum; Chapter 7. Lactation Strategies; Part III. More Than Food; Chapter 8. Milk Protects; Chapter 9. Milk Guides; Chapter 10. Milk Regulates; Chapter 11. Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; Part IV. Our Mother's Milk; Chapter 12. Milk and Human Evolution
  • Chapter 13. Breastfeeding, History, and HealthReferences; Index; A; B; C ; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M ; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y
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954481825
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781421420431
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)954481825
Label
Milk : the biology of lactation, Michael L. Power, Jay Schulkin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Introduction: Of Milk, Mothers, and Infants; Part I. The Birth of Milk; Chapter 1. Feeding Offspring; Chapter 2. Origins; Chapter 3. The Molecules of Milk; Chapter 4. Prolactin and Oxytocin; Part II. Milk as a Food; Chapter 5. Not Quite Perfection; Chapter 6. The Milk Spectrum; Chapter 7. Lactation Strategies; Part III. More Than Food; Chapter 8. Milk Protects; Chapter 9. Milk Guides; Chapter 10. Milk Regulates; Chapter 11. Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; Part IV. Our Mother's Milk; Chapter 12. Milk and Human Evolution
  • Chapter 13. Breastfeeding, History, and HealthReferences; Index; A; B; C ; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M ; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y
Control code
954481825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421420431
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)954481825

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