Wallaby milk could give premature babies a bounce

New research from scientists in Melbourne has found the tamar wallaby produces special milk proteins that could prevent and aid gut problems in premature human babies.

One of the biggest problems facing premature babies is an underdeveloped gut which prevents them from properly absorbing important nutrients from breastmilk or formula.

Lead researcher Kevin Nicholas from Deakin University’s Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation says while in its early stages, it could have applications for premature babies in developing counties — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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