Dating site breast feeding
Breast milk is made from nutrients in the mother's bloodstream and bodily stores.Breast milk has an optimal balance of fat, sugar, water, and protein that is needed for a baby's growth and development.The first type, produced during the first days after childbirth, is called colostrum.
Children who are born preterm have difficulty in initiating breast feeds immediately after birth.
Although the baby has received some antibodies through the placenta, colostrum contains a substance which is new to the newborn, secretory immunoglobulin A (Ig A).
Ig A works to attack germs in the mucous membranes of the throat, lungs, and intestines, which are most likely to come under attack from germs.
By convention, such children are often fed on expressed breast milk or other supplementary feeds through tubes or bottles until they develop satisfactory ability to suck breast milk.
Tube feeding, though commonly used, is not supported by scientific evidence as of October 2016.