The composition of breast milk

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Feeding Children

Let's take the main ingredients of the ancient drink of life and see how each of them varies in order to meet the needs of is your child.


most easily changing the ingredients of breast milk, fats vary depending on the caloric needs of your growing baby.The fat content in your milk changes during each feeding at different times of the day and with the development of your child adapting to the energy needs of your child.Milk appearing at the beginning of the feeding, so-called front, or first milk, contain little fat, skim milk like.During each feeding amount of fat is gradually increased until the child does not get the "cream", the most fat back, or the last milk. This milk has satiety factor, that causes your child a sense of satisfaction with the appearance of which the child stops sucking.Look at the receiving

does not matter if you are breastfeeding, bottle or spoon, one main goal: to generate a healthy attitude to food.

children's chest after eating.Note how they view content;

they like and radiant with all kind saying. "I feel good"

suppose your child just thirsty.He pososet only a few minutes and will be satisfied with low-fat milk forward.Throughout the day, children like from time to time applied to the chest to two minutes - shorter periods, "Take me up" for the emotional charge.When a child is really hungry, he will suck longer and more vigorously, and will finally be rewarded with more wholesome, more nutritious milk back.Because the growth rate is reduced in older children require fewer calories per unit of body weight.You predicted the it!The fat content in human milk decreases as the child grows, and your milk during the second half of the first year is automatically converted from "whole milk" to "skim".

happen then these frequent spurts of growth, when every few weeks, the child seems to suck the breast without a break for a few days - the so-called days of frequent feedings or sucking marathon - to get more energy for more intensive growth.As the shorter the interval between feedings, increased fat levels to adjust to the increased energy needs of a rapidly growing child.

right kind of fat. breastfed children do not only get the right amount of fat, and they are getting the right kind of fat.As you will learn in the future, not all fats are created equally nature.There are healthy fats that provide developing tissues vital nutrients.There are also less healthy fats that are employed in excess can lead to a predisposition to heart disease.Your milk contains healthy fats in the right proportion.

best fats, less waste.

Breast milk not only contains the best fat compared with cow's milk or a powder blend - in addition, less fat is wasted in vain.Human milk contains an enzyme (enzyme) lipase - a substance that promotes digestion of fats, and therefore more or less absorbed by the baby is on the dirty diapers.The mixtures do not contain any enzymes, since they are destroyed by heating.Not too pleasant aroma of feces of children who are bottle-fed, indicating that the bowel does not feel quite well, because he has to digest the types of fats;contained in the artificial mixture.Intestine - Chief Justice of product in our body - rejects of the fat contained in the mixture or in cow's milk, and brings them together with a chair, which accounts coming from him an unpleasant odor - causing very unpleasant change diapers.

fats are good food for the brain. Special fats, the so-called essential fatty acids, provide the vital components of myelin - the insulating sheath that covers every nerve, which helps the momentum faster.This building material for nerves so important that if diet