The first and the foremost 100% pointer that goes in the favor of breast milk is that it creates a special bonding experience between the mother and child, which is unparalleled, and it provides a special nutrition to the infant.
Breast milk is a complete food for the infant. The nutritional profile of breast milk in terms of calories, vitamins, and minerals is the BEST for the infant as it has the perfect proportion of them all. From antibodies which protect an infant at birth, to the exclusive nutrients in mothers’ milk which prevent a number of childhood diseases, the benefits of breastfeeding are incalculable.
The uniqueness and precious nature of breast milk is enhanced by the fact that it is an asset given by nature and has no price. There is no need to worry about infection or temperature or freshness.
Young mothers often misled to believe that infant feeding formula does very well as a replacement for breast milk. However, nothing can duplicate the properties of breast milk, no matter how many vitamins, minerals and other supplements are added to what is basically a chemical formulation.
Latest Publications and Research on Importance of BreastFeedingNeonatal hypothermia in sub-Saharan Africa: A review. - Published by PubMed
Knowledge and attitude of pediatricians and Family Physicians in Chennai on Pediatric Dentistry: A survey. - Published by PubMed
Characteristics of diarrheal illnesses in non-breast fed infants attending a large urban diarrheal disease hospital in bangladesh. - Published by PubMed
Levels of TNF-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) Show a Long-term Stability in the Breast Milk of Mothers of Preterm Infants. - Published by PubMed
Effects of promoting longer-term and exclusive breastfeeding on adiposity and insulin-like growth factor-I at age 11.5 years: a randomized trial. - Published by PubMed