Breast milk is known as nature’s perfect baby food. Mother’s milk contains immunity-boosting antibodies and healthy enzymes that scientists agreed it bring a lot of health benefits.
Many medical experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, strongly recommend breastfeeding exclusively (no formula, juice, or water) for 6 months. After the introduction of other foods, it recommends continuing to breastfeed through the baby’s first year of life.
Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for babies. It has a nearly perfect mix of protein, vitamins, fat and everything your baby needs to grow.
In some studies, breastfed babies will be having higher IQ Scores later in life, as the fatty acids in milk is recognized as brain boosters.
These are some advantages of breast milk for babies:
- Reduces the risk of viruses, urinary tract infections, ear infections and respiratory infections
- Infant-Nutrition Expert, Professor Ruth A. Lawrence said: “The incidences of pneumonia, colds and viruses are reduced among breastfed babies.”
- Based on researches, formula-fed babies are three times more likely to suffer ear infections than breastfed babies.
- Formula-fed babies also are five times more likely to suffer pneumonia and lower respiratory-tract infections.
- Lessens the risk of SIDS
- There are still many researches are ongoing, but breast-fed babies account for only half on SIDS cases as formula-fed babies do.
- Protects against eczema and allergies
- Proteins in human breast milk are more easily digested, compared to the proteins on cow’s milk and soy milk formulas which can stimulate some allergic reactions.
- Lessens constipation, diarrhea and stomach upset
- Breast milk is easy for the baby’s body to break down.
- Makes vaccines more effective
- Compared to formula-fed babies, those breast-fed babies have a better antibody to response to vaccines.
Many breastfeeding moms face difficulties because of their low milk supply. The struggle to find effective food to increase the breastmilk supply is real.
Did you know that adding dates nutrition in your daily diet will improve your breastmilk supply?
Benefits of Dates
Some prefer to drink dates milk, some prefer to put dates chunks into the cereals and many more ways to eat dates. But dates are delicious when eaten on their own, it has chewy textures and distinct sweetness that make it a delight to eat.
Help moms to produce more breastmilk
Dates contain Tryptophan, which is one of the 10 essential amino acids to help body to create the protein it needs. Tryptophan serves as ‘feel-good neurotransmitter or Serotonin that supports the chemistry of lactation and suppresses Prolactin.
Eating dates will help the body to produce more prolactin – which a hormone that tells women’s bodies to produce more milk. Prolactin is typically increased when you are taking breastfeeding supplements, for example oats, quinoa and fenugreek.
Dates contain a lot of nutrients
It has potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron and Vitamin 6 – these are necessary for every moms’ body to function properly on daily basis.
Not only to help you to produce breastmilk, these nutrients will be passed on to your baby when you breastfeed them.
It’s good for your metabolism
Dates have a great amount of fibre. It makes your metabolism work better by aiding in constipation. You will quickly get rid of the waste in your body when your metabolism acts fast.
One grain of dates is estimated to have 1.8 to 2 percent protein, 2 to 4 percent fibre and 50 to 57 percent glucose substance.
All of these nutrients help the body to restore lost power or decreasing power during the childbirth process. It only takes a short amount of time to restore the lost power by consuming dates.
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