Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333



Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
Textbook Problem

The best way to increase human milk production is to:

  1. a. Reduce fat in the mothers’ diet.
  2. b. Remove milk from the breast and feed frequently.
  3. c. Feed the infant at both breasts in a single feeding.
  4. d. Use a pump to express milk at the beginning of a feeding.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Milk synthesis in mother is related to infant demand. If the milk is removed from the breasts, it triggers more milk production in the woman. It also depends on the feeding pattern of the infant and when the infant empties the milk fast, it triggers an increased production and vice versa.


Reasons for the correct statement:

Option b. is given as “Remove milk from the breast and feed frequently”.

Removing the breast milk more frequently results in the higher production of milk and also, it is nutritious for the growing infant and provides various immunological and health benefits. Besides, the accumulation of milk in the breasts can cause engorgement and plugged ducts. Therefore, breast milk should be removed from the breast and fed to the infant frequently. This helps to increase milk production.

Hence, option b. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a. is given as “Reduce fat in the mothers' diet”. It is an incorrect statement as fat is an essential component of human milk and restricting it in diet will lower the quantity and quality of the milk...

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