We are the only mammals that drink milk after weaning

Yes, and that is due to our species’ ability to adapt. Specifically, to an enzyme called lactase, which enables mammals to digest milk and disappears when the lactation period is over.

In humans, coinciding with the time when cattle began to be domesticated and animal milk began to be used as food, this enzyme underwent a genetic mutation.

And that’s why we can continue to benefit from the nutrients milk provides at all stages of our lives.

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