Structure of mother's milk
May 17, 2018
Let's take the basic ingredients of the oldest life drink and see how each of them is changed by order to satisfy the needs of your child .
The most easily changing ingredients of breast milk, fats, vary, depending on the calorie needs of your growing baby. The content of fats in your milk varies during each feeding, at different times of the day and as your child develops, adapting to your child's energy needs. Milk that appears at the beginning of the feeding, the so-called front, or the first, milk, contains little fat, like skimmed milk. During each feeding, the amount of fat gradually rises until the child receives a "cream", the most fat back, or last, milk. This milk has satiety factor, which causes your child a sense of satisfaction, at the appearance of which the child stops sucking. Look at the receiving
It does not matter whether you are breastfeeding, from a bottle or from a spoon, the main goal is one: to form a healthy attitude to food.
children's breast after eating. Note how satisfied they are;they are as if radiated and with all their appearance they say: "It's good for me."
Suppose your child is thirsty. He sucks only a few minutes and will be satisfied with low-fat front milk. Throughout the day, children love to apply to the chest from time to time for two minutes - short periods of "take me in my arms" for emotional recharging. When a child is really hungry, he will suck longer and more vigorously and at last be rewarded with more hearty, more caloric hindmilk. As the growth rate decreases, older children need fewer calories per unit body weight. You foresaw it! The content of fat in human milk decreases as the child grows, and your milk during the second half of the first year automatically turns from "whole milk" into "fat-free".
Then these frequent growth spurts happen, when every few weeks the baby seems to suck the breasts without interruption for several days - the so-called days of frequent feeding or a sucking marathon - to get more energy for more intensive growth. As the intervals between feedings are shortened, the level of fat increases to accommodate the increased energy needs of a rapidly growing baby.
The right kind of fat. Breast-feeding children not only get the right amount of fat, they get the right kind of fat. As you will learn later, not all fats are created by nature in the same way. There are useful fats that provide vital tissues to developing tissues. There are also less useful fats, which, consumed in excess, can lead to a predisposition to heart disease. Your milk contains healthy fats in the right proportion.
The best fats, less waste.
Breast milk not only contains the best fats compared to cow's milk or a powder mixture - in addition, less fat is wasted. Human milk contains an enzyme( enzyme) lipase - a substance that promotes the digestion of fats, and therefore more is absorbed by the baby and less is found on dirty diapers. Mixtures do not contain any enzymes, since they are destroyed by heating. Not too pleasant aroma of feces of children who are on artificial feeding, indicates that the intestine does not feel well, because he has to digest those types of fats;which are contained in the artificial mixture. The intestine, the chief judge for products in our body, rejects some of the fat contained in the mixture or in cow's milk, and displays them along with the stool, which explains the unpleasant smell coming from it-which makes it very unpleasant to change diapers.
Fats are good food for the brain. Special fats, the so-called essential fatty acids, provide vital components for myelin, an insulating coat covering every nerve that helps impulses to pass faster. This building material for nerves is so important that if the