I would love to celebrate and learn more about the health benefits of the first home made meal. The first food that people get on going into the planet is breast milk; a food so perfectly balanced to offer hydration, nourishment, and protection it is not possible to replicate synthetically.
It confers many health benefits to infants and feeding moms, and yet it’s been suggested by the World Health Organisation it is among the worlds most underused resources, which reversing the decline in breastfeeding could save 1.5 million lives each year. Many women in the West choose not to breast feed, encounter difficulties, or are not able to feed readily after returning to work. In the rest of the world, women might be encouraged by unscrupulous formula companies, or by perceptions of western civilization, to feel that their infants will be healthier and happier on western-style baby formulas, which breastfeeding is an obsolete and impoverished practice.
Breastfeeding supports the immune system of the child. Some advantages last while the child is being breast fed as the infant’stocks’ the mothers immunity to illness. Some effects may last a lifetime; proffering protection against cardiovascular disease, Crohns disease, and Insulin Dependent Diabetes (Type 1), together with study adding more ailments to this list every year. It seems that the longer a child is breast fed, the more powerful the protective impacts, and breastfeeding for a longer period is linked to decreased atopic dermatitis and asthma, other allergic conditions, and decreased risk of childhood obesity.
There’s also preliminary evidence indicating that breastfeeding protects kids against certain cancers, and specific auto-immune problems. Artificially fed babies suffer more frequent ear infections, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal infections, and allergic problems. The mother also receives benefit from breastfeeding; Harvard Medical School has conducted research showing a lower incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in breastfeeding women, and the more the girls feed, the lower the incidence.
Breastfeeding mothers also lower their risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and osteoporosis. Breastfeeding women need not raise their caloric intake, as used to be indicated, but it’s very important to support breastfeeding through healthful eating, and drinking a great deal of water. Beware of eating hydrogenated fats, because these reduce the quantity of healthy’cream’ in breast milk.