Secrets of breast feeding
Scientific researches still insists on the great importance of breast feeding, let us read…
In a published research in the CNN website, researchers say that breast feeding is not only important to babies but also for mothers and it strengthens the emotional relation between both of them.
"Breast feeding is important for baby's health and limiting that matter for only six months may be the reason behind the death of more than one million babies all over the world", Doctors say.
According to WHO figures less than 40% of babies who are less than six months are fed by their mothers' breast.
Melinda Johnson a Nutrition expert at the University of Arizona says" The nutrition [provided by breast-feeding] is perfect for the growing child ".
she added:" Take, for example, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid, the DHA is critical for brain development and also for nervous system development, as the presence of DHA in breast milk".
Breast milk also contains the amino acid taurine, considered important for neurological development, said Dr. Ruth Lawrence, who chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics' section on breast-feeding and is a professor of pediatrics and obstetrics-gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.
"Newborns and preemies cannot manufacture taurine," Lawrence said, although adults do. "Taurine is one of the amino acids needed for brain growth. The brain will double in size in the first year of life." That makes it critical to have nutrients that help brain growth.
"We in the breast-feeding field have been focusing on brain growth [and its importance] for a number of years," she said. Those who manufacture formula, Lawrence said, focus more on how much weight babies can gain with their product.
Breast milk also has been shown to jump-start a baby's immune system, and researchers think that's due at least in part to a protein found in breast milk. Called soluble CD14, it helps develop beta cells, a type of immune cell that helps produce antibodies, which are needed to protect against illnesses.
Breast milk also contains live and active organisms that can never be duplicated in formula, Johnson said. In one of the newer areas of research, experts have found that breast-fed babies' guts have different bacteria than those of formula-fed babies, and that the breast-fed babies' gut bacteria appears to be healthier, she said.
Other research has found that the intestinal bacteria present early in life play a role in whether a person will suffer from allergies, have an overactive immune system or tend to put on excess weight later in life, Johnson said.
Breast-feeding also has emotional and bonding benefits, according to Lawrence and Johnson, although they say it's harder to explain the "why" and "how" of those.
Though a mother who bottle-feeds also holds her baby, the child has actual physical attachment while breast-feeding. "Certain hormones, feel-good hormones, are released when a woman is breast-feeding," Johnson said, citing oxytocin and prolactin as examples. Also breastfeeding gives babies all needed nutrition elements that saves them from diarrhea and Respiratory Syndrome which are the main reasons behind babies' death.
Here, we have to stop in front of this study and says:
Who did organize these great benefits in milk of the mother, nature or the creator of nature?
The ratios in mother's milk are very accurate, who adjusted these ratios, the baby, the mother or the creator of both of them?
In previous study, scientists proved that the baby must fed by his mother's breast for two years and that is the ideal period, Allah says: (The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years, (that is) for those (parents) who desire to complete the term of suckling,)(Sûrat Al-Baqarah-verse233).
Glory to Allah, who told that illiterate man about this scientific fact which proved lately by scientists and educated researchers?