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15 November 2018


Breastfeeding key for infant's physical, mental development

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that babies should be only breastfed in the first six months and after the sixth month, the breastfeeding should continue until the age of two with complementary foods. Well, what is that breast milk and what does it comprise of?

Axar.az reports that this miraculous adventure does not end with birth but continues with breast milk. This perfect liquid which changes shape according to the need of your baby is researched by scientists using various methods; admirable results were received every time. As babies are defenseless from the moment when they open their eyes to life, having breast milk in the first six months (at least) is the most important resource for survival. I compiled what the benefits of breast milk are for you.

Beneficial materials in breast milk

Proteins: There are nine protein fractions in the breast milk; it is also high in proteins and amino acids.

Carbohydrates: The carbohydrate in breast milk is lactose, that is, milk sugar. Lactose plays a great role in the regulation of blood sugar for babies. Also, it has an effect of strengthening calcium absorption. The galactose part of lactose makes the brain tissue of babies develop with the composites that it creates combining with fats. Lactose causes an increase in harmless microorganisms in the intestine, as well - the probiotic effect. This also decreases intestinal infections to a certain extent.

Fats: Fats are the main energy sources for newborn babies. Babies who need fatty acids for the brain development get them from breast milk. Fat is really important for them. Unsaturated fat acids which are necessary for the functions of the retina in the eyes along with brain and neural system development are present in breast milk.

Minerals: In breast milk, there are potassium, sodium, calcium and zinc. All these minerals are shaped in line with the developmental needs of babies and take their place in the development process.

Enzymes: There are more than 20 enzymes in breast milk. While some part of these substances makes digestion easier in babies, some other part contributes to the neutralization of microbes in the body at the cellular level.

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2018.11.05 / 20:20
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