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January 25th 2016:Epige-WHAT?!?! Why It Matters For Your Milk and Your Baby

The science of epigenetics tells us that environmental factors can influence our genes or genetic development. Breastmilk is well-known for its ability to prevent illness and disease (e.g., necrotizing enterocolitis, infectious diseases, and more.) Nutrition in early life—such as whether a child receives his mother’s milk or an artificial formula—may affect which genes are activated and, ultimately, overall health. Tune in as Marie talks with pediatrician and breastfeeding specialist Dr. Jenny Thomas about how breastfeeding and genes work together to support your baby’s health, and how the dec

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Jenny Thomas

Jenny Thomas, MD MPH IBCLC FAAP FABM, is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist at Lakeshore Medical Clinic in Franklin, Wis. and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is serving on the AAP Section on Breastfeeding Executive Board after serving as the Chief of the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators. She serves on the Executive Board, Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP and is a founder and past Chairperson of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition. She is the author of Dr. Jen’s Guide to Breastfeeding and has received awards for teaching, advocacy for children, and innovation with in her practice and c
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