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THE ADVANTAGES OF BREAST MILK

AND BREAST FEEDING

Soetjiningsih
BAG/SMF ILMU KESEHATAN ANAK
FK UNUD/RS UP SANGLAH DENPASAR 1
Intrauterine
Intrauterine
Nutritional immunologic and endocrine need
were provided by maternal systems
Born
Born
Delivered from a protected intrauterine
environment sterile, warm, and protective

No longer obtain fluids, nutrients,


immune protections, maternal body temperature
and sterile environment

This transition is filled with life


threatening hazards

Infant survival
“BREAST MILK IS THE BEST”

Nothing that money can buy


is as good for baby as breast feeding

1.Initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour


of life,
2.Exclusive breastfeeding for six months,
3. Timely complimentary feeding with
appropiate foods, and
4.Continued breastfeeding for two years and
beyond
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BREASTFEEDING

B Best for baby


R Reduces incidence of allergies
E Economical – no waste
A Antibodies – greater immunity to
S infections
T Stool in offensive – never constipated
F Temperature always correct and constant
E Fresh milk – never goes sour in the breast
E Emotionally bonding
D Easy once establish
I Digested easily within two three hours
N Immediately available
G Nutritionally balanced
Gastroenteritis
Source greatly
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group, Trinidad. 4
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The advantages of breast feeding for baby

1. Saves lives and provides initial immunization


Due to anti-intive properties of BM  BF
babies tend to have less
incidence/pronounced symptoms of
 ear infections
 Respiratory illness
 Allergies
 Diarrhea
 vomiting
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Fig 1. Risk of diarrhoea by feeding 17.3
method
13.3

3.2
1.0

Breast milk Breast milk & Breast milk & No breast milk
only non-nutritious nutritious
liquids supplements
Fig 2. Steps on how breastfeeding protects
against infection

Mother White cells in


infected mother’s body
make antibodies
to protect
mother

Antibodies to
mother’s Some white cells
infection go to breast and
secreted in milk make antibodies
to protect baby there
………..the advantages for baby

2. Promotes the recovery the sick child


3. Provides complete and perfect nutrition
4. Due to digestibility pf BM, BF babies are
rarely constipated
5. Milk intolerance is very rare
6. The stool of BF babies are mild smelling

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……the advantages for
baby

7. SIDS is less common in BF babies


8. BM is constantly changing in its composition
 to meet changing needs of the baby
9. BF babies are constantly exposed to a
variety of tastes through their mother’s milk

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……the advantages for
baby

10. BF children are at less risk for chron’s disease and


juvenile diabetes
11. BF children are less likely to need orthodontic work;
better dental health; less to need speech therapy
12. Maximizes a child’s physical and intellectual
potential. IQ levels are an average of 8 points higher
in children who were BF

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……the advantages for
baby

13. Adult daughters who were BF are at less risk


for breast cancer
14. Adults who were BF have lower risk for high
cholesterol and asthma
15. The bond between mother and child seems to
be enhanced with breast feeding

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The advantages of breast feeding for
mother

1. Less the risk of postpartume hemorrhage


2. The uterus shrinks to its pre-pregnancy size
more quickly
3. Calories are burned while breastfeeding.
It takes approximately 20 calories to produce an
ounce of milk

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……the advantages for mother

4. Benefit maternal health. Women who nurse


their at least 6 months lessen their changes
of pre-menopausal breast cancer
5. Osteoporosis and cervical cancer are less
common in women who BF
6. Helps birth spacing. The return of fertility is
delayed with breastfeeding

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……the advantages for mother

7. Saves money. Breastfeeding more


economical than formula feeding.
The cost of formula 1 year is
approximately $ 1000-$1200
Low cost for medication and doctor’s
consultation

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Fig 3. Dangers of artificial
feeding
Interferes with bonding
More diarrhoea More allergy and
and respiratory milk intolerance
infections

Persistent Increased risk of


diarrhoea some chronic
diseases
Malnutrition
vitamin A Overweight
deficiency

More likely Lower scores on


to die intelligence tests
MOTHER
May become Increased risk of
pregnant sooner anaemia, ovarian
and breast cancer
……the advantages for mother

8. Support food security. BM is always


available, clean, and right temperature

9. Many mothers feel a special satisfaction in


knowing that they alone are meeting needs
of their babies

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The advantages of breast feeding for infant
development

1. Fatty acids, lactose, cholesterol developing


brain,  25% of adult size at birth
2. Mothers find  close bond
3. Help mothers read and understand their baby
more quickly and easily  baby’s positive
responses
4. Enhance early stimulation : tactile, auditory,
smell, visual, taste
5. The hormones released  enhanced mother’s
ability to be calm, relaxed, nurturing  enable
a new mother to adapt to a baby-friendly pace

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The advantages of breast feeding for
government

 Breast feeding is environment-friendly


 Saves money

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CONCLUSION

Learning more about the advantages of


breastfeeding helps us to keep our sense of
purpose as we rediscover the basic mothering
activity in our 21
Breast feeding is the ultimate in multi-tasking as
it provides the ideal environment for our baby’s
physical and emotional development

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Fig 4. Advantages of Breastfeeding

BREASTMILK BREASTFEEDING

Perfect Helps bonding and


nutrients development

Easily digested Helps delay a new


efficiently used pregnancy

Protects against Protects mothers


infection Costs less than health
artificial feeding
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