Baby formula should be tailored for boys and girls to reflect the differences in milk that mothers produce depending on their baby's sex, researchers say. Tests on mothers' milk in both monkeys and humans have showed that levels of fat, protein, vitamins, sugars, minerals and hormones vary enormously, but there is evidence that milk made for female and male babies is consistently different. The make-up of the milk has a direct impact on the child's growth, but also on his or her behaviour and temperament, which may last for the rest of their life.
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Breast ironing , also known as breast flattening ,  is the pounding and massaging of a pubescent girl's breasts , using hard or heated objects, to try to make them stop developing or disappear. It is mostly practiced in parts of Cameroon , where boys and men may think that girls whose breasts have begun to grow are ready for sex. Other tools used include leaves,  bananas, coconut shells,  grinding stones, ladles, spatulas,  and hammers heated over coals.
It's not a new practice, but it has just recently been recognized by the United Kingdom government as a form of child abuse. In fact, the United Nations estimates there could be up to 3. Instead, mothers believe they are protecting their daughters from sexual abuse, rape or getting unwanted attention from boys at too young an age. A woman named Comfort told the BBC she still remembers running from her sister, who allegedly abused her by doing breast ironing on her when Comfort was 9. Margaret now runs a charity in London to help young girls who have been through breast ironing. We have seen girls who have difficulties breastfeeding because the breast milk is not flowing.