An interesting study of the University College of London, recently published by the Archives of Disease in Childhood states that who is breast fed has a better change to have a career in life then who had formula.
The study was conducted on 17,000 individuals in 1958 and another equal number in 1970. Mother’s milk has macro and micro-nutrients (proteins, sugars, fats, minerals, trace elements) but also a concentrate not reproducible of live cells, substances with hormonal action and growth factors capable of modulating the development of tissues. In addition, breast milk constantly changing its flavor and composition from colostrum to mature milk, is progressively modified over time.
The child breast fed on demand is favored in the regulation of hunger / satiety, develops an intestinal bacterial flora that acts as a stimulus determining the orientation of the immune system in an anti-allergic way and receives an appropriate amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, in particular omega 3, fundamental to the development of nerve tissue.
Despite the constant improvement of baby formulas, nothing is as good as mother’s milk which gives the baby an extra gear by growing in a natural way. In the past, some studies had already seen in children breastfed achieving improved visual skills and functional performance at the behavioral level and intestinal immune system more robust, less susceptible to allergies.
A range of benefits to which to add is the effective dimension of the mother-child relationship, which is the intimate contact that characterizes each feeding a unique and irreplaceable moment, transmitting small security and self-confidence. Breast milk is a food incredibly comprehensive, suitable for meeting the food and the child’s emotional needs.
At present we know more than two hundred components contained in breast milk: the researchers believe that the recent discovery of fatty acids promotes the development of the brain and retina of the child, and may even increase his cognitive development. Breastfeeding is a unique form of communication between mother and son in which all the senses are involved.
The close relationship that is established with breastfeeding between mother and child, it satisfies their need to be together, in contact “skin to skin” to know each other better. In addition, the position of breastfeeding the child feels reassured the mother can look in his eyes, hear his voice and recognize the smell of skin and milk. Breast milk is also the best painkiller for newborns.