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In early August, exactly 1 to 7 August last, the world has celebrated World Breastfeeding Day. There are at least approximately 120 countries celebrate. They compete campaigned with material that breastfeeding is important for babies.
OK, probably almost everyone has heard that breastfeeding is very important for the baby. But do you know why breastfeeding is important and becomes intake required for a newborn child?
According to the alert Boldsky (1/8), during the first six months after birth, the baby needs essential nutrients for growth. Well, these nutrients derived from breast milk which also offers protection from certain diseases.
Breast milk contains all the nutrients needed by the baby. In addition, breast milk contains a protein that can be easily digested and absorbed by the body.
There are a lot of milk cans used by some parents to breastmilk substitutes. Probably the same nutritional, but they forget that the milk does not have the ability to be easily absorbed by the baby's usefulness. Hence, there are always differences of growth both physically and mentally from infants consuming breast milk and canned milk.
Not only have many nutrients for growth, breast milk also contains antibodies that can protect babies from infection. Even breast-feeding is not only a positive result in the baby but also the mother. A study claims that mothers who breastfeed their children would spare him from breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Interesting right? Still underestimate Breast milk?