Breast Milk Project – An Overview

The choice to feed your new baby with breastfeeding or formula is very specific, and will depend on your circumstances.

The general consensus is that’ breast is best,’ but for a variety of reasons this is not always true.

Here are a few things you might want to remember in helping you determine which one is right for you and your new baby.

Formula milk: Formula milk is low in protein content but there is a greater digestibility and assimilation of the protein found in breast milk and therefore less is required.

Breast milk: Breast milk has a smaller proportion of carbohydrates.

Breast milk includes Bifidus factor-beneficial bacteria that aid in the immune system of the infant.

The bifidus element discourages pathogenic organisms from growing.Click Breast Milk Project

In the first few days, breast milk includes colostrum, which provides all the essential immunity factors, together with growth factors and a number of vitamins and minerals.

Colostrum can fight and eliminate intestinal bacterial parasites and is beneficial for the kidneys, throat and intestines.

Have you heard that?

Every newborn baby has a leaky intestine. This is natural, and is meant by such.

Over time this intestine has to’ heal’ or become less leaky. If it does not cure, undigested proteins can then enter the intestine and cause allergic reactions. This is not normally a problem because one of the additives naturally found in breastmilk (Secretory Immunoglobulin-A, or sIgA for short) helps protect the leakiness or permeability.

This is one reason breast milk is helping the kid develop a healthy immune system.

If the normally leaky intestine in the newborn is not’ healed’ (which usually occurs with breastfeeding), then the proteins from cow’s milk the cross the leaky gut and cause an immune response. And so many kids on breast milk perform well.

Other important benefits of breastmilk include: It has been shown that the onset of type 1 diabetes may arise in babies or children who are feeding cows milk very early.

Breast milk has a laxative effect that allows first bowel movements to transfer, avoiding neonatal jaundice.

Babies feeding with Formula typically have softer and odorier stools than babies fed with breast feed.

For powdered milk the salts from breast milk are extracted more than the nutrients. The unabsorbed portions of minerals will alter the bacterial composition in the gut of the infant, which creates greater incentives for dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance).

Studies: Twenty separate studies, including two controlled trials, show many benefits of exclusive breast feeding over a longer period. If infants were supplemented solely with breast milk for six months (i.e. no solids or beverages other than human milk, other than supplements and medicines), they had a lower risk of gastrointestinal infection than those who had just three or four months of exclusive breast-feeding. Upon conception the mothers shed their maternal weight more easily and postponed the start to menstrual periods with the prolonged breastfeeding duration. There were no adverse effects on the development of the infant, though there was some occurrence of decreased iron levels in developing countries.