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Cell-cultured breastmilk: scientists want to give formula-fed babies another option

By Ruth Purcell, PhD Graduate Researcher, The University of Melbourne
Bianca Le, Honorary Fellow, The University of Melbourne
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Science has made impressive gains in the art of producing animal products minus the animal. Now this emerging field of cellular agriculture is taking on its biggest challenge yet: breastmilk.

Breastmilk is a complex substance, and breastfeeding is even more complicated. We are a long way from recreating it in its entirety.

It’s one thing to produce a chicken nugget or even a whole-cut steak via cellular agriculture,…The Conversation


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