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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Providing optimal breast milk exclusively

according to the WHO exclusive breast milk is the provision of breast milk alone (without the addition of other fluids, such as formula milk, orange juice, honey, tea, water, or other foods such as bananas, porridge, biscuits etc.), until the babies aged 4-6 months. even, with a good lactation management, expressed breast milk production enough

as the sole food for the growth of normal infants up to age 6 months. whereas for infants with allergies are encouraged to be given breast milk exclusively until 9 months to prevent the occurrence of allergic reactions that are too early. because so far, no babies are allergic to milk his mother, except if the mother consumes food or beverages that contain substances that are allergens. if the mother stopped the consumption of the substance an allergen, an allergen reaction in babies will heal by itself.

breast milk should be given to infants up to age 6 months due under the age of the infant not yet able to digest foods other than breast milk. in addition to nutrients, breast milk also contains digestive enzymes that have not been able to be produced by a newborn. so although the function of digestive organs are not perfect, the digestive enzymes in breast milk will help the baby digest the substances contained substances in milk that smoked. so the remainder of metabolism (the burning of substances in the body into energy, the new cells, and others) that will be released through the kidneys was only slightly, so that the kidneys work becomes easier.

research that monitors the growth of infants who received breast milk exclusively using growth parameters, namely body weight according to age and body weight by height showed that the growth of infants with birth weight enough to get breast milk exclusively was in accordance with the standards according to WHO growth until 6 months.

from various studies, showed that at age 3-4 months, infants who received breast milk exclusively a bit more weight than formula-fed infants. after that, formula-fed babies will be heavier, but the length and equal to circle his head who got breast milk. this means that babies who received formula milk for food, excessive.

although the energy intake of protein per kg body weight babies who received breast milk exclusively lower compared with formula-fed infants, the ratio of weight gain per 100 calories higher. this means that energy use in infants who received breast milk exclusively is more efficient than formula-fed infants. in connection with this, WHO is now trying to develop new growth curves that are based on growth in infants who received breast milk exclusively.

Other studies also show that babies who received breast milk exclusively, morbidity (disease rate) and much lower mortality rate than babies who received breast milk mixed with formula, especially when compared with that do not get breast milk . infants are also rarely sick. with a rare illness, growth and development of infants who received breast milk would be better.


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