Breast milk is a unique nutritional source that is easy to digest and provides the perfect balance of protein, fat, carbohydrates and nutrients to promote the growth and development of your baby.
What does contained in breast milk?
A breast milk contained hundreds of precious substances including:
- Antibodies and white blood cells
- Probiotics which can be estimated around 600++ different species of good bacteria
- Growth factors
- Antibacterial properties
- Oligosaccharides (special carbohydrates that encourage the growth of friendly bacteria in digestive system
- Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (important for the development of their brain, eyes and nervous system)
Health benefits of breastfeeding for your baby
Scientific research suggests a substantial number of potential health benefits from breastfeeding.
These benefits include:
- Decreased rates of sudden infant death syndrome in the first year of life can effect that becomes even stronger when breastfeeding is exclusive
- Lower post-neonatal infant mortality rates (a reduction of approximately 21% in the US)
- Decreased risk of baby developing eczema, asthma and food allergies later in life.
- Slightly enhanced performance on test of cognitive development
- Lower incidence of infectious disease such as diarrhea, pneumonia, ear infection, respiratory tract illness, bacterial meningtitis, urinary tract infection.
- Improved dental health with less risk of tooth decay.
Health benefits of breastfeeding for mommy
- An exclusive physical and emotional relation between you and your baby because breastfeeding can only been done by a mother alone as it is one of the parenting behavior.
- Helps your body stays well or recover quickly if falling sick because by breastfeed your baby can stimulate mother’s body to produce antibodies found in your milk.
- Help to return your pre-pregnancy weight by increasing your energy requirements via promoting the mobilization of fat stores and quickens your uterus to contract to its pre-pregnancy size.
- Lower the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Enjoy reading & happy parenting everyone!