Maternal Elixir

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"Spring, nursing mother" of George Clausen, 1880 (Image: Keystone)

Mothers' milk has always been subject to superstitious beliefs and questions. How long should mothers breastfeed? What if it doesn't work? UZH human biologist Thierry Hennet's aim is to find rational arguments, and to identify how breastmilk protects babies from infections.

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