Project aims to repli­cate moth­ers’ breast milk

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

The Bei­jing govern­ment has be­gun a project to de­velop baby for­mula that will closely re­sem­ble Chi­nese women’s breast milk.

Zhang Xiao­hua, an of­fi­cial with the Bei­jing Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Com­mis­sion, con­firmed that the project has started. It has a budget of more than 10 mil­lion yuan ($1.6 mil­lion), ac­cord­ing to the budget plan re­leased by the com­mis­sion.

The project will study the in­gre­di­ents and ac­tive con­stituents of the breast milk of Chi­nese moth­ers and set up a breast milk data­base for de­vel­op­ing the for­mula.

But “the nu­tri­tion in baby for­mula can never reach the level of breast milk”, said Chen Li­jun, deputy gen­eral man­ager of Bei­jing Sanyuan Foods Co, which is work­ing on the project with other re­search in­sti­tutes.

“We can only try our best to make it sim­i­lar to breast milk,” Chen told Bei­jing Youth Daily.

REUTERS

Tourists visit an upside-down house at Fengjing An­cient Town, Jin­shan District, south of Shang­hai. The upside-down house was built as a tourist at­trac­tion us­ing ev­ery­day house­hold items and fur­ni­ture.

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