It is important to start by saying that breast milk offers unique protection for babies. This food strengthens their immune system and prevents infections. Therefore, for example, a direct relationship could be established between mother's milk and the prevention of allergies.
According to researchers from around the world on breastfeeding issues, the molecules that make up breast milk do not work individually, but together, to create symbiotic relationships that respond to the needs of each child.
This system of interactions is responsible for breast milk's ability to strengthen the baby's immune system and stop infections. Promoting research into the components of breast milk as a whole would explain the mechanism behind the benefits for newborns.
What does breast milk contain?
The molecules that make up breast milk work together to respond to the needs of each child. And this work is responsible for breast milk having the ability to strengthen the baby's immune system and stop infections. A thorough investigation of the components of breast milk would explain the mechanism behind the benefits for newborns.
It is also necessary to clarify what environmental factors can affect the correct development of babies' defense system. Researchers have determined that there is still a long way to go to unlock the full potential of breastfeeding.
Breast milk and premature babies
Numerous studies have concluded that it is very important to promote feeding premature babies with breast milk. This is due to the great potential of colostrum in the prevention of chronic diseases. The importance of nutrition in premature babies is given by its influence on the risk of infections, the possible appearance of chronic diseases, food intolerances, as well as the development of problems that may appear later such as obesity or asthma.
The importance of breast milk in the development and protection of the newborn is undeniable. There is no more complete food and, as recommended by the World Health Organization, it would be the best option at least during the first six months of the baby's life.
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