Join Marie and her guest, Dr. Natalie Shenker, as they discuss how thousands of molecules in human milk work together and yet work independently to establish a microbiome in the exclusively breastfed infant. Can giving just one bottle of formula change a baby’s microbiome so much that the impact is evident at age five? Does lactating confer a minor protection against breast cancer, or is protection much greater? What about ovarian cancer? Might there be a connection between human milk feeding and such diseases as schizophrenia, autism, or multiple sclerosis? Listen to see that we have only begun to shine the spotlight on the most miraculous fluid on earth: human milk.