Benefits Of A Mother 's Milk

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Breastfeeding is one of the most natural acts that a mother can provide for their children. It is also one of the most beneficial and rewarding not only for the child, but also for the mother. Throughout the centuries, the topic of discussion of whether or not to breastfeed has been heavily debated. However, with extensive research and studies, scientists have been able to conclude that a mother 's milk is the best and most beneficial for infants. Breastfeeding is not exclusive to the rich, the poor, developed or under developed countries, but a universal way to feed and care for children.

Immunological benefits in breast milk is one of nature 's free antibiotic and shield for all newborn infants. These amazing cells have been something that scientists have been trying to mimic for centuries, but have not successfully made the exact formula. According to Duke University Medical Center a unique property found in mother 's milk helps protect infants from harmful illnesses and infections. “In the August issue of the journal Current Nutrition & Food Science, explains how breast milk, but not infant formula, fosters colonies of micro biotic flora in a newborn’s intestinal tract that aid nutrient absorption and immune system development.1” (Duke Medicine News and Communications, August 27, 2012 para 2) Infants that are exclusively breastfed not only in industrialized but also developing countries have higher chance of survival in the first six months of life than those that are
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