Protective factors of breast milk

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Feeding Children

nourished and protected - that's what goals every mother of a child nutrition.You have already learned that breast milk provides ideal nutrition for children;Now you know that this product has a rich and protects them.

White blood cells. Every drop of milk you live - there live millions of tiny white blood cells that circulate through the bowels of the child, capturing and destroying bacteria.The nutritional properties of milk and its ability to kill pathogens is so valuable that in ancient times it was called the white blood.These protective cells like a watchful mother, are the most abundant in the first week of life when the natural defense system of your newborn is still very weak.With the maturation of the immune system of the child the concentration of white blood cells in your milk gradually decreases, although they are still present in your breast milk for at least six months prior to the child's age.

Besides the fact that they are fighting an infection, these precious cells, like blood, store

d and transferred the precious elements such as enzymes, growth factors and killing pathogens proteins - other health assistants, to which we now turn.

immunoglobulins.In addition to living white blood cells your milk also contains immunoglobulins - infection-fighting proteins that circulate, like a natural antibiotic, through the body and kill pathogens.In the first six months of life, the child's immune system is immature, iethere is a shortage of protective antibodies.Your child develops a certain amount of antibodies shortly after birth, but sufficient for the level of protection is achieved only by nine-dvena-dtsati months.At the scene of the mother comes.To protect your baby from germs, you are a mother makes up for the lack of immunity of the child in many ways.First - you give your child available in your blood antibodies through the placenta.But those contained in the blood immunoglobulins drying up to nine months of age.As the number of antibodies in your baby's blood drops, increases the amount of immunoglobulins in the milk of your;your milk finalizing your blood, protecting your child is not yet mature his or her own security system - a process of maturation is in full towards the end of the first year of life.Your breasts functioning after birth as well as your placenta before birth - nourishes and protects.

Immunization milk. colostrum, the initial milk that the breasts produce the most ornate white blood cells and proteins protect against infection in the most appropriate time - when the safety system of your newborn is at its lowest level.Another perfect match.Think of colostrum first vaccination of their child.

To evaluate the immunization of milk, let's follow the fate of an important member of the team of immunoglobulins - immunoglobulin A in your baby's intestines.In the first months of life the child's immature intestine resembles a sieve, allowing foreign substances (allergenic proteins) to enter the baby's blood, which can potentially cause allergies.Contained in breast milk immunoglobulin A serves as a protective layer, closing the hole in the membrane lining the intestine and prevent the entry of undesirable bacteria in the bloodstream, and allergens.

Constantly updated protection system. your milk - it is produced on a custom tool to combat the infection that kills pathogenic microbes present in the environment of your child.Microbes are constantly changing around you, but your body has a defense system that recognizes the useful and harmful microorganisms.This system is immature in newborn infants.When a new microbe gets into the mother's body, it produces antibodies that kill the microbe.This new army fighters infection then enters the body of the child through the milk.Now the child is also protected.This dynamic process of immunization milk continuously adapts to changes in order to ensure that mother and child the most reliable protection system.

New discoveries

Every year I pick up any health magazine and read that a new element discovered in breast milk.Since

exact equivalent of these substances is often not known, the researchers call them factors.We have already discussed the satiety factor.One of the new members of the team factor is epidermal growth factor, so named because it stimulates the growth of important cells.The epidermal cells lining the intestine your child perform a very important job in the processing of food.Epidermal growth factor acts similarly to the tonic, accelerating the growth of important cells such as these, through the body of the child.Your milk also contains many of your hormones - vital substances that help the major organs.

We touched only tip of the iceberg, noting the unique characteristics and components of human milk.Human milk has many other valuable nutrients that are missing in artificial mixtures, but since we still do not know their meaning, we often reset their importance from the accounts.When new technologies allow us to study these special nutrients, we will cherish the breast milk as the best first food for the child even more.Science is now just beginning to discover that his mother knew a long time - and children, mothers and better if they are breastfeeding.

's better for mom

In addition to the fact that breast milk is best for your child, breastfeeding is best for you.There will be a marathon day, when the child will be constantly at the breast;you will feel that you have squeezed out all the milk, all the energy and all the patience.As once I said to one of my patients: "I have a feeling that breastfeeding - it's one big marathon dedication."Breastfeeding - it's not just return, return, return.The fee for your time and effort will be immeasurably huge, and while you are breastfeeding, and in the coming years.

One of the main advantages of breastfeeding - and the leitmotif of this book - the mutual payoff: you give your child, the child gives you.When your baby sucks your breasts, you are giving your child milk.Child sucking movements stimulate the nerve endings in your nipple, which send a signal to your pituitary gland - the main control panel in your brain - so that it produces a hormone prolactin - one of the main hormones that make a woman of her mother.This magical substance flows through the arteries of the female organism, prompting her to make choices in a given situation, and causing it tender maternal feelings.