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Breast Feeding Countless Benefits

Why breastfeeding is best for children and mothers. There is no better food for a baby than her / his mother’s breast milk to give your baby the best start in life. After all it was designed by Mother Nature in her infinite wisdom to contain everything your baby needs to thrive in her / his life.   Breast feeding your baby at least the first six months would be the perfect healthy start and continue breast feeding in the second six months would be a great complement along with baby’s first solid foods during the first year of your baby’s life.

Why Breast Feeding is Best for Children and Mothers.
There is no better food for a baby than her / his mother’s breast milk to give your baby the best start in life. After all it was designed by Mother Nature in her infinite wisdom to contain everything your baby needs to thrive in her / his life.   Breast feeding your baby at least the first six months would be the perfect healthy start and continue breast feeding in the second six months would be a great complement along with baby’s first solid foods during the first year of your baby’s life.

Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby. It is made specifically for each baby you have. If you have a premature baby, your body makes the milk differently. Breast milk is easily digested and carries your antibodies to your baby. Breast milk can increase your baby’s IQ and mental power, protecting them from learning disability, weak eye sight, ear infections, respiratory infections and many other life long problems and diseases due to weak immune system such as: diabetes, obesity and many other diseases.

Mothers' Breast Milk Kills HIV - AIDS Virus:
For many decades scientific research has shown that breastfeeding in fact destroys many infectious diseases, most importantly the HIV virus.  Researches are working to isolated and utilized the antibody in breast milk that combats and kills the AIDS virus.

The latest study confirmed again, that children given birth to by mothers with HIV, did not get infected with AIDS virus if they were breastfed by their mother; researchers discovered that breast milk has strong antibody that could protect children against the AIDS virus.

For the study, tests were conducted on genetically modified 'humanized' mice that can acquire HIV in the same way as humans. When the mice were given human breast milk contaminated with the virus, they were not infected.

The results revealed that even though some offspring did contract the virus from breastfeeding, the mother’s milk also had a strong anti-viral effect.  Apparently, it was found that most of the infants did not get infected with HIV in spite of repeated exposure.

“This study provides significant insight into the amazing ability of breast milk to destroy HIV and prevent its transmission,” study leader Dr. Victor Garcia, from the University of North Carolina in the US, was quoted as saying by Mail Online.

“No child should ever be infected with HIV because it is breastfed. Breastfeeding provides critical nutrition and protection from other infections, especially where clean water for infant formula is scarce,” he added.

He further said that an understanding of how the virus is transmitted to infants from mothers, in spite of the protective effects of milk, will be a major step towards stopping the spread of AIDS through this particular mode of transmission.

Lead author Dr. Angela Wahl said: "These results are highly significant because they show that breast milk can completely block oral transmission of both forms of HIV that are found in the breast milk of HIV- infected mothers: virus particles and virus-infected cells."

"This refutes the 'Trojan horse' hypothesis which says that HIV in cells is more stubborn against the body's own innate defenses than HIV in virus particles."

The findings are published in the online journal Public Library of Science Pathogens.

Newborn Baby’s First Feeding:
The good news is that your baby really does know what she / he is doing. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that your breastfeed your baby within the first 30 minutes of life. This helps the baby learn more quickly. If something happens and it takes awhile longer, don’t worry! Some babies and some mothers may not be ready. Keeping your baby skin to skin at the breast will help your baby to feel safe, protected and warm, preparing her / him to nurse.

Good Positions for Breast Feeding:
Choosing a comfortable position for breast feeding, simply knowing that there are many different positions that you can use for breast feeding may open up a whole new world for you. Try several positions until you find the perfect one for you and your baby. The biggest thing to worry about in feeding your baby is getting a proper latch. This will help you avoid sore nipples. This can be related to positioning.

Finding Help and Support for Breast Feeding:
Having support for breastfeeding is very important. The influence of those around you is tremendous. How your husband, or family reacts to breast feeding, influences your relationship between you and your baby. Be sure to explain to those whom are helping you how the importance of breast feeding, for you and your baby.  Your friends and family must provide you with love and support.  If anyone criticizes you because of your breast feeding, they are ether too ignorant, or too stupid, thereby not your true friends. Another way of doing this would be to have them go to breastfeeding class with you, or learn about it by reading this article.

Breast Pump Basics:
Many moms will use a breast pump. Some mothers need to use it for a brief period in the beginning because of baby or breast feeding issues, other mothers use it to provide breast milk for their baby when they are away, and other mothers out of necessity or choice provide all of their baby's breast milk by the use of a breast pump.

With the upcoming arrival of your new baby, there are many decisions to be made.  None more important than deciding which form of nutrition is best for you and your baby.  Numerous government and private industry associations today recognize and promote the importance of exclusively providing breastmilk to babies in the first twelve months of life.

Following are compelling, research-based facts about the importance of breastmilk that may help you to make an informed choice:

Best for Baby:

  • Research shows that breastfed infants have fewer and shorter episodes of illness.
  • Breastfeeding is the most natural and nutritious way to encourage your baby’s optimal development.
  • Colostrum (the first milk) is a gentle, natural laxative that helps clear baby’s intestine, decreasing the chance for jaundice to occur.
  • The superior nutrition provided by breastmilk benefits your baby’s IQ.
  • Breastfeeding is a gentle way for newborns to transition to the world outside the womb.
  • The skin-to-skin contact encouraged by breastfeeding offers babies greater emotional security and enhances bonding.
  • The activity of sucking at the breast enhances development of baby’s oral muscles, facial bones, and aids in optimal dental development.
  • Breastfeeding appears to reduce the risk of obesity and hypertension.
  • Breastfeeding delays the onset of hereditary allergic disease, and lowers the risk of developing allergic disease.
  • Breastfeeding helps the baby’s immune system mature, protecting the baby in the meantime from viral, bacteria, and parasitic infections.
  • Breastfeeding increases the effectiveness of immunizations, increasing the protection against polio, tetanus, and diphtheria vaccines.
  • Breastfeeding protects against developing chronic diseases such as: celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and childhood cancers.

The benefits of breastfeeding appear to last even after the baby has been weaned.

Lack of Breastfeeding Increases the Risk to the Infant of:

  • Ear infections
  • Childhood diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Gastrointestinal and diarrheal infections
  • Childhood cancers
  • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  • Respiratory infections
  • Allergies
  • NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis)

Best for Breast Feeding Mother:

  • Research shows that breastfeeding benefits the health of mothers.
  • Breastmilk is always fresh, perfectly clean, just the right temperature, and is the healthy choice at the least cost!
  • Increased levels of oxytocin stimulate postpartum uterine contractions, minimizing blood loss and encouraging rapid uterine toning.
  • From 3 months to 12 months postpartum, breastfeeding increases the rate of weight loss in most nursing mothers.
  • Breastfeeding offers some protection against the early return of fertility.
  • Because breastfed babies are healthier, their mothers miss less work and spend less time and money on pediatric care.
  • Breastfeeding women report psychological benefits such as increased self-confidence and a stronger sense of connection with their babies.

Lack of Breastfeeding Increases the Risk to the Mother of:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pre-and post-menopausal breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Osteoporosis

What is SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)?
SIDS is the sudden death of an infant under one year of age that remains unexplained after of a complete post-mortem investigation, including an autopsy, an examination of the scene of death, and a review of the case history.

How often does SIDS occur? SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age. In the United States, it occurs in approximately 1 in 1,000 babies. In the past few years, around 3,000 babies die from SIDS each year in the United States.

When is SIDS most likely to occur? Ninety percent of SIDS occurs by six months of age, with most cases occurring between two and four months of age. SIDS occurs during an infant's sleep, either nighttime or naptime and occurs most frequently between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m., with the peak time of death around 5 a.m. SIDS is more common during the winter months. For unknown reasons, SIDS is higher in males than females by a ratio of 1.5 to 1.0.

Are some babies more at risk for SIDS than others? Yes. While most babies dying of SIDS have no previous warning signs or apparent risk factors, some infants are at higher risk than others. The term "risk factor" refers to some element in the baby's environment or development that increases the chances of dying of SIDS. Remember, "risk factor" is a clue, something associated with SIDS, not a cause. It means only that there is a statistical increase in SIDS among the overall population of babies who have that factor. The main risk factors for SIDS are:

  • Prematurity
  • Smoking or taking illegal drugs during pregnancy
  • Smoking around baby after birth
  • Putting baby to sleep on their stomach
  • Infants who are not breastfeeding
  • Having little or no prenatal care
  • Unsafe sleeping environment
  • There is no correlation between immunizations and SIDS.

SIDS researchers have taken the above risk factors and translated this information into suggestions for reducing the risk of SIDS. These risk factors are a clue, but not a cure to the mystery of SIDS.


What is Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)?
Necrotizing enterocolitis, usually called NEC, is a condition where the intestines become infected and can begin to die. The disease usually affects premature babies, although term babies may also get NEC. NEC is a serious condition that may require surgery, and has a high morbidity and mortality rate.


Infant Health References:

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Beaudry M, Dufour R, Marcoux S: Relation between infant feeding and infections during the first six months of life. J Pediatrics 1995; 126:191-197.

Burr M, Limb E, Maguire M, et al: Infant feeding, wheezing, and allergy: a prospective study. Arch Dis Child 1993; 68:724-728.

Cushing A, Samet J, Lambert W, Skipper B, et al: Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Respiratory Illness in Infants, American J Epidemiology 1998; 147(9):863-70.

Davis M: Review of the evidence for an association between infant feeding and childhood cancer, International J Cancer (Suppl.) 1998; 11:29-33.

Dewey K, Heinig MJ, Nommsen-Rivers L: Differences in morbidity between breast-fed and formula-fed infants, J Pediatrics 1995; 126(5):696-702.

Duncan B, Ey J, Holberg C, Wright A, Martinez F, Taussig L: Exclusive breast-feeding for at least 4 months protects against otitis media, Pediatrics 1993; 91(5):867-872.

Ford R, Taylor B, Mitchell E: Breastfeeding and the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Internat J Epidemiology 1993; Vol 22, pp 885-890.

Gerstein H: Cow’s milk exposure and type I diabetes mellitus, Diabetes Care 1994; 17(1):13-19.

Goldman A: The immune system of human milk: antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties, Pediatric Infect Dis J 1993; 12(8):664-672.

Greco L, Auricchio S, Mayer M, Grimaldi M: Case control study on nutritional risk factors in celiac disease, J Pediatric Gastro & Nutr 1997; 7(3):395-399.

Hahn-Zoric M, Fulconis F, Minoli I, et al: Antibody responses to parenteral and oral vaccines are impaired by conventional and low protein formulas as compared to breast-feeding, Acta Paediatr Scand 1990; 79:1137-1142.

Hanson L: Non-breastfeeding – The Most Common Immunodeficiency, HK J Paediatrics 1998; 3:5-8.

Heinig MJ, Dewey K: Health advantages of breastfeeding for infants: a critical review, Nutrition Research Reviews 1996; 9:89-110.

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Maternal Health References:
Chua S, Arulkumaran S, Lin I, Selamat N, Ratnam S: Influence of breastfeeding and nipple stimulation on postpartum uterine activity, British J Obstet Gynecol 1994; 101:804-805.

Cohen R, Mrtek M, Mrtek R: Comparison of maternal absenteeism and infant illness rates among breast-feeding and formula-feeding women in two corporations, American J Health Promot 1995; 10(2):148-153.

Dewey K, Heinig MJ, Nommsen L: Maternal weight-loss patterns during prolonged lactation. American J Clin Nutrition 1993; 58:162-166.

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Kalkwarf HJ, Specker BL: Bone mineral loss during lactation and recovery after weaning, Obstet Gynecol 86:25, 1995

Kalkwarf HJ, Specker BL, Heubi JE et al: Intestinal calcium absorption of women during lactation and after weaning, Am J Clin Nutr 63:526, 1996

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Pisacane A, Graziano L, Mazzarella G, Scarpellino B, Zona G: Breastfeeding and urinary tract infection, J Pediatrics 1992; 120(1):87-89.

Whittemore A, Harris R, Itnyre J, and the Collaborative Ovarian Cancer Group: Characteristics relating to ovarian cancer risk: collaborative analysis of 12 US case-control studies. II Invasive epithelial ovarian cancers in white women. American J Epidemiology 1992; 136(10):1184-1203.

Zheng T et al: Long-Term Breastfeeding Lowers Mother’s Breast Cancer Risk, American J Epidemiology 2001, 152:1129-1135
 

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