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Breastmilk Research Paper

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We know that human breastmilk is the best milk for our babies, but does it really have the power to impact the big concerns of Nutrition, Food Security, and Poverty Reduction?
Breastmilk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. It provides unique proteins that protect from viruses and bacteria infections, E. Coli, and salmonella. The fats found in human breastmilk are necessary for brain, eye, and nervous system development. It also contains special carbohydrates that decrease unhealthy bacteria in the stomach, helping to fight off diarrhea. Breastmilk contains the vitamins and minerals that babies need for healthy growth and development. There are also several other components, only found in human breastmilk, that are living cells that help to fight infection and illness. Breastmilk completely meets a baby’s nutrition
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Arkansas, according to new reports, is the second worse state in the nation for Food Security. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines “food security” as access at all times by all people within a household to enough food for an active, healthy life. How can breastfeeding play a role in improving food security? First, it provides a secure source of superior quality nutrition that is readily available for the baby. There are no risks for recalls, contamination while mixing, or inadequate resources to provide it to the child. Second, human breastmilk continues to be a superior and readily available nutrition source until children are 2 years old, and even beyond. Lastly, it improves food security for the rest of the household. Purchasing and offering a breastmilk substitute (formula) can be costly and really cut in to the finances available to purchase nutritious foods for the rest of the family. When a baby is breastfed, the family is saved expenses on formula as well as sick visits and care for baby. This money can instead be used to purchase foods for the
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