Facts on Breastfeeding tips for mothers
Facts on Breastfeeding
• Human breast milk: is individualized for each baby, The composition of breast milk changes constantly to meet the baby's needs. During the first few days after giving birth, the breasts will secrete a thick, yellowish trans- ! lucent fluid called colostrums. Which is high in protein, vitamins and minerals;. Colostrum gives a newborn a nutritional jumpstart
• Easily digested. Breast milk contains lactalbumin (a protein) that can be digested easily by babies. Unlike those found in cow's milk, caseinogens may cause colic, gas
or spitting up in sensitive infants.
• Contains less sodium and protein. Sodium and protein may cause kidney problems among infants: Human breast milk with its low content of sodium and protein does not cause these problems.
• Contains antibodies that protect the baby. These antibodies help baby fight off common childhood diseases and recover from illnesses more quickly.
• Better calcium absorption. Based from previous studies, human breast milk contains approximately 27 mg/100 ml. of calcium. 13.1% of this is being absorbed.
• Allergy~free. Unlike cow's milk formula that sometimes causes allergy, babies are never allergic to breast milk. Unless, the mother has eaten something that may have passed the breast milk and absorbed by the baby during feeding. Does not cause diarrhea or constipation The human breast milk has a built-in sterilization • process that has destroyed harmful microorganisms and encourages the growth of beneficial micro organisms, maintaining these at a normal level.
Convenience. There is no need to heat, sterilize the bottles and is always at a perfect temperature suited for the baby's needs. Breast milk can also be expressed in advance and kept in freezer for bottle feeding, if the needs arises.
Stronger mother-baby relationship
mother and child is a moment in
their life they are most likely to treasure
- No special diets are required for nursing mothers, however she has to be careful in choosing what she
eats. It is advisable for the mother to keep track of what she has I eating and avoid the offending roods' to relieve the baby from any discomfort. However, a doctor should be consulted first before making any changes in the diet.