The benefits of breast milk

Oygucu who spoke about breast milk on the occasion of World Breast Milk Week; She stated that the World Breastfeeding Association (WABA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) are organizing campaigns and activities to support, protect and maintain breastfeeding within this framework.

Breast milk should not be missing until the age of 2

Child Health and Diseases and Newborn Specialist Dr. Lecturer. Member Seyhan Erişir Oygucu emphasized that WHO and UNICEF recommended that breastfeeding should be started in the first 1 hour after birth, and breastfeeding should be given up to 6 months, and complementary feeding should be started after the 6th month and continued until 2 years of age. Oyguc, WHO According to the data, while 42 percent initiation of breastfeeding within the first 1 hour across the world such as Turkey, though 50 per cent in 0-5 months from just across the nutrition of the world with breastfeeding, 41 percent in Turkey, and 30 percent He said he landed in. Dr. Lecturer. Member Access on Seyhan Oyguc is still breastfeeding rate of 68 percent up to 1 year in Turkey (71 percent worldwide), 34 per cent rate of breastfeeding up to 2 years (45 percent of the world) is reported.

Oral milk is very important

Dr says that the colostrum secreted in the first 5 days after birth and known as “mouth milk” in the folk language is supportive of immune system and rich in minerals. . Lecturer. His member Seyhan Erişir Oygucu stated that the transition milk secreted until the 2nd week is more in terms of quantity, lactose, fat and calorie content. Oygucu stated that the mature milk started to be secreted in the 4th – 6th weeks after birth; “A milk rich in carbohydrates is produced at the beginning of breastfeeding and a milk rich in fat at the end. It is difficult to predict when this change occurred during breastfeeding, but the important thing is that the baby empties the breast and spontaneously leaves the breast so that it can meet all the needs of the baby. In this case, it can be said that he took the last milk rich in fat. ”

Breastfeeding is vital for both mother and baby health

Lecturer. Member Oygucu noted that breast milk has bioactive content such as growth factors and immunological factors, as well as macro nutrients such as fat, protein, lactose, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, D and iodine. Oygucu stated that thanks to growth factors, intestinal maturation, growth and development of the enteral nervous system, regulation of metabolism and body composition, prevention of anemia are provided. Oygucu stated that the baby is protected against infections thanks to the factors that support the immune system and completed his words as follows: “In addition to all these, there is also a large number of microorganisms and especially bifidobacteria in breast milk.

These probiotic bacteria and prebiotic effect in breast milk content Thanks to the flora formed, it protects the intestinal integrity and harmful microorganisms are removed. Therefore, breast milk regulates the baby’s immune system to be permanent for life. Finally, it should not be forgotten that breastfeeding is very important for maternal health as well as its numerous benefits for the baby. Breastfeeding accelerates the recovery of the uterus after childbirth, making it easier for the mother to reach her weight before pregnancy, as it protects the mother from excessive bleeding and therefore anemia. It reduces the risk of developing breast, ovarian cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis in the future. Breastfeeding strengthens the emotional bond between mother and baby, supports the spiritual, physical and intelligence development of the baby. ”

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