Benefits for the baby
Breast milk provides the baby with all the vital nutrients in the right quantity and composition. It is easily digestible and has the optimal protein structure for good growth. The fat content of milk adapts to the growing needs of the child more calories after. With proper nutrition of the nursing mother has a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids for the development of the child's brain are important. The defense compounds in breast milk boost the immune system of the child and protect it against infectious diseases. Breast milk helps prevent allergies. Especially if the parents are already suffering from allergies, according to expert opinion breastfeeding reduces the risk that the children also suffer.
Benefits for the mother
Breast-feeding has many advantages for the mother. It saves time, money and labor; it makes them, especially on the road of independent, because the milk always right temperature, germ-free, in sufficient quantity and easily available for. It also promotes the recovery of the uterus after birth and to reduce blood loss. Nursing mothers usually lose their pregnancy pounds rapidly in, because the milk production, the body's fat stores, which have formed during pregnancy, which used up more quickly. In the view of many doctors reduce the risk of breast cancer later age or diabetes.
Change in the milk
Throughout lactation changed the composition of breast milk, which ensures that the infant essential nutrient in sufficient quantity is replaced by all.
The colostrum or initial milk also called, is the primary milk that the baby first hours and days in the optimal diet. It is slightly thicker and has a yellowish hue. This is due to the high proportion of carotenes state. She is extremely rich in antibodies, which are still very vulnerable newborn from infection diseases protects and covers the delicate stomach and intestinal mucosa with a protective film.
After a few days, is the transitional milk. It is whitish and already much more nutritious than the colostrum.
After about two weeks, the mature breast milk produced, which is more watery consistency. It is adapted to the needs of babies and contains the necessary proteins, fats and carbohydrates. However, it changes during lactation and over again to get the best stages of the baby adjust to.
The baby is breastfeeding not only with the optimal nutrients supplied by, but also experiences physical closeness and affection, promotes mother-child bond and relieves pain. The National Breastfeeding Committee recommends babies up to six-month exclusive breastfeeding and introduction of complementary foods is not equal to breastfeed with. In the second half year of life breast milk remains the main source of milk.
Babies have an innate need to suck by nature, which is quietly satisfied. Moreover, it is optimal for the development of the tongue and palate muscles.
It should be breast fed on demand, so if the baby is hungry. This is usually every 2 - hours to be 3, while the growth spurts, perhaps even more often. Breast milk is easier to digest than commercially prepared infant formula; so breast-fed babies need more frequent meals. The milk is regulated by the demand. The more removed is, the more will be produced. Additional liquid is required fully breast fed not a baby.
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