Breast milk contains antibodies that are not present in any formula. These antibodies work against bacteria and viruses so the baby does not get sick easily. A healthy baby will grow better than a sick baby. Some symptoms of infection such as high fever can lead to brain damage that would certainly hinder the development of the baby as a whole. Therefore, indirectly breast milk has an important role in preventing brain damage and growth restriction. In addition, breast milk also contains vitamin D that can counteract free radicals.
Educate. Breast-fed babies will be smarter than formula-fed infants. Breast milk contains unsaturated fats that form the myelin sheath of nerve cells. This myelin sheath serves to prevent leakage of stimulation. In addition, fat in breast milk is also needed to perfect the structure of nerve cells that are growing rapidly. However, do not forget also to always provide the right stimulation for your child if you want to grow smart.
Accelerate motor development. Breast-fed baby weight will increase according to growth chart in KMS, not excessive and no less. This is due to the amount of carbohydrates and unsaturated fats in breast milk in accordance with the needs of the baby. Enhancement of sufficient weight will make it more actively moving so it will quickly develop as easily prone, sitting, walking and running. Infants who are too fat more difficult to move so that motor development is inhibited.
Prevent dental caries. Breast milk contains high selenium, so it can prevent dental caries. The acid in formula milk can damage teeth. Smooth digestion. The type of glucose in breast milk is lactose that is easily broken down into galactose and glucose. While the fat in breast milk is also easily emulsified more perfectly. Based on the study, child and infants who were breastfed became more fluent.
Prevent disease. Breast milk that comes out early in lactation is called colostrum containing active cells like white blood cells. Early in life, babies are still vulnerable to disease attacks so breast milk is very appropriate to prevent disease. Mature breast milk also contains protective substances such as lactoferrin, lysozyme, complement C3 and C4, antistreptococcus, cellular immunity, and antibody, and contains probiotics Lactobacillus bifidus ,.
Supports bone and teeth growth. Lactose in breast milk is beneficial to increase calcium absorption. Calcium is very necessary to form the bones and teeth of children. In addition, breast milk also contains vitamin D which also supports bone growth.
Healthy eyes. Proteins in breast milk are casein and whey. Both forms of this protein are easily digested, and serve to form the retina and bilirubin conjugation. Prevents allergies because they do not contain beta lactoglobin. Supports psychological development. Mothers who breastfeed will more often embrace the baby so as to provide a comfortable and calm atmosphere. This atmosphere will spur the physical and psychological development of the baby so it is more easily trained and concentrated on your upbringing.
Based on the description above, it can be concluded that breastfeeding is the best choice. A mother should not be reluctant to breastfeed with the reason work, busy, or baby lazy feed. The problem can be solved by storing milk in the refrigerator or feeding during recess. Preparation of lactation should be done since pregnancy so that the mother can immediately adapt when the baby is born.