A New Mother
Early breast milk is liquid gold
Breastfeeding compared to formula milk?
Protein are found in both breast milk and formula milk. Breast milk got a lower amount of protein and is easily absorbed and digested. Formula milk on the other hand is high in protein but harder to absorb and digest. This is the same when looking at the vitamins and minerals.
Carbohydrates are found in both types but the amount is much higher in breast milk than in the formula milk, and carbohydrates are important for the brains development.
The benefits of breastfeeding!
Digestive function: Breast milk is easier to digest than formula milk.
Cost: Breast milk is free and readily available as long as the mother remains healthy.
Bonding: Aids in mother-child bonding and communication.
Nutrition: More complete than formula and changes in composition to match the needs of the infant.
Mother's health: Aids in weight-loss, reduces risk of breast cancer, type II diabetes and post-partum depression.