Breastfeeding and Breast Milk

2022 01 Projects FLRF

Breastfeeding and Breast Milk – from Biochemistry to Impact. A Multidisciplinary Introduction

Now available as an open access ebook on LactaHub. This first-of-its-kind, comprehensive reference book gathers evidence-based contributions from international specialists on everything from physiology to policy and presents a holistic overview of key topics surrounding the influence of breastfeeding and breastmilk on children’s health and development. 

Breastfeeding and Breast Milk – from Biochemistry to Impact is a valuable resource for decision-makers and health professionals alike. With multidisciplinary expertise and perspectives, the authors encourage governments to increase breastfeeding rates by creating breastfeeding-friendly environments and shifting focus from isolated activities to collaborative efforts through multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Ultimately, Breastfeeding and Breast Milk – from Biochemistry to Impact aims to empower all communities with the knowledge required to increase promotion, protection and support for breastfeeding and breastmilk.

The book also includes LactaPedia – A glossary of lactation for science and medicine.

Breastfeeding and Breast Milk – from Biochemistry to Impact is available in English and German. Access the ebook and PDF free of charge on LactaHub, or hard copies are available directly from the publisher:


  • orders from Switzerland, Austria and Germany
  • orders from all other international locations


  • orders from Switzerland, Austria and Germany

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