Posts Tagged ‘baby friendly’

New Evidence On Benefits Of Breast Feeding

Researchers in Switzerland and Australia have identified proteins in human breastmilk — not present in cow’s milk — that may fight disease by helping remove bacteria, viruses and other dangerous pathogen’s from an infant’s gastrointestinal tract.

I didn’t think this was really news, as disease fighting antibodies has long been touted as a benefit of breastfeeding. However, this study has identified WHY this is the case. Human milk contains 2 sugar-based proteins that is lacking in cow’s milk. Previous studies have shown that these proteins can block certain receptors in the GI track that are main attachment sites for E. coli, Helicobacter pylory and other disease-causing microbes, which then prevents infection. Since cow’s milk lacks these proteins, it does not offer the same protection from disease.

Read the entire article here. 

What if I want to wean my baby?

This is a GREAT article by Diane Wiessinger. If you are debating or wanting to wean your baby, she offers great guidelines and the benefits of breastmilk at every age. Even a day is the best gift you can give your baby.

And for those who do not want to wean, but feel the pressure to will also find comfort in this article.

What if I want to Wean My Baby?

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