Breast milk Is Best milk You Should Give to Your Child. Here’s Why Breast milk Is Best milk You Should Give to Your Child. Here’s Why
It is a well-known fact that breastmilk is the best milk for babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly urges women to engage... Breast milk Is Best milk You Should Give to Your Child. Here’s Why

It is a well-known fact that breastmilk is the best milk for babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly urges women to engage in exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of their baby’s life and continued breastfeeding until their baby is one-year-old. Breast milk has many benefits both for the baby and the mom. Children develop strong immunity, have a lowered risk of contracting asthma, obesity, and diabetes. While breastfeeding helps mothers contract the uterus and cease bleeding quicker after delivery, it also reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer and promotes bonding between the mother and the baby.

Moreover, the nutritive value of the breastmilk is also high. And, crucially, the proteins in breastmilk are not hard on a baby’s gut. They are more digestible than cow’s milk or formula milk. Also, the iron and calcium derived from mother’s milk are more readily absorbed by the baby’s gut.

Here’s an outline of what makes breastmilk and how it nourishes your baby:

1. Proteins:

There are two types of proteins found in mother’s milk – casein and whey. About 40 percent of milk protein is casein, while the remaining 60 percent is whey. It is this balanced ratio of the proteins that allows for quick absorption and digestion. Formula milk, on the other hand, has a high percentage of casein and is difficult to digest. About 60 to 80 percent of all human milk is whey protein. These proteins offer infection-defending properties to babies. And, here are some other proteins found in breast milk and their benefits:


  • Lysozyme: It is an enzyme that protects babies against Salmonella and E.coli. It alsoPROMOTES healthy intestinal flora and has anti-inflammatory functions.
  • Secretory IgA: It protects the infant from bacteria and viruses, especially those that the baby, the mother or the family have been exposed to. It also defends the baby against allergies and E.Coli. IgG and IgM, other immunoglobulins present in breastmilk also keep infections at bay. Fish is an excellent source of protein, and can help increase the protein levels in your breastmilk.
  • Lactoferrin: It impedes the growth of iron-dependent bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Yeast and coliforms are examples of microorganisms that require iron.
  • Breastmilk also has a Bifidus factor that enhances the growth of lactobacillus, which is a beneficial bacteria protecting babies from harmful bacteria. Lactobacillus creates an acidic environment, which restricts the growth of harmful bacteria.

2. Fats:

The fats in human milk are healthy for your baby. Fats in breastmilk are the primary energy source; they help absorb fat-soluble vitamins and promote brain development in babies. The long chain fatty acids deposited in the brain during your pregnancy’s last trimester. Long chain fatty acids are essential for retinal and nervous system development.

3. Vitamins:

Fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K are crucial to an infant’s health. The type and the amount of vitamins in breastmilk depend on what she consumes. Other water-soluble vitamins such as vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid are also important for the baby. If the mother isn’t deriving adequate vitamins from food, she should consider taking prenatal vitamin supplements.

4. Carbohydrates:

About 40 percent of calories derived from mother’s milk come from its lactose content – the primary carbohydrate in human milk. Lactose reduces unhealthy bacteria in the stomach. It absorbs minerals like magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus. Lactose helps fight diseases and enhances healthy bacterial flora in the stomach.

5. Leukocytes:

These living cells are found only in mother’s milk and help fight infections.

These constituents, apart from the enzymes and hormones in human milk, exist in a perfect combination and a ratio adequate for the healthy growth of your baby. Indeed, even formula milk cannot beat breastmilk, because it lacks the perfect blend and is devoid of the enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and living cells which occur naturally in a mother’s milk.

If women have issues with breastfeeding, they should be urged to talk to their lactation consultants. Should there be a need, it’s always better to opt for breastmilk donor banks than opting to cow’s or formula milk.

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  • Lalonnie Moore

    September 29, 2016 #1 Author

    I totally agree My Childrens are all breast feeding an in great health

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  • Dominique Briggs

    September 29, 2016 #3 Author

    Breast feeding is the best thing that I could of did with my newborn ! He got all the proteins and nutrients

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    • Jody

      September 29, 2016 #4 Author

      Breastmilk also acts as a natural laxative for the baby

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    • Shaiwan

      September 29, 2016 #5 Author

      I never breastfed but with my next child I will try it.

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    • lashawn

      October 3, 2016 #6 Author

      The bond that my daughter and i have is from breastfeeding i love it !

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  • Amber Hill

    September 29, 2016 #7 Author

    I enjoyed breastfeeding my daughter I did it for only 3 months. I wish I would’ve let her stay on Ionger. I also learned you have to eat right in order to keep the child healthy and able to get the nutrients the child needs.

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  • Shante long

    September 29, 2016 #8 Author

    I truley believe breast milk is what’s best for babies!

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  • Alexis Wilson

    September 29, 2016 #9 Author

    I didn’t breast feed my baby but after reading this for my next I definitely will because all the facts and nutrients your baby can get from you alone.

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  • Tiffany Anderson

    September 29, 2016 #10 Author

    The beauty of a Woman and the way God designed her with such purpose and so much ability is beyond mind blowing! To God be the Glory!

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  • Alexis Martin

    September 29, 2016 #11 Author

    Wow I nursed my daughter for a year but I didn’t really know about all the nutrients, and pros of nursing it’s a great experience

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  • Jessica Tolliver

    September 29, 2016 #12 Author

    Breastfeeding is the greatest thing you could ever do with your children, I breastfeed both of my babies and they’re smart, healthy and very unique.

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  • Brittany

    September 29, 2016 #13 Author

    I agree they will be very healthy.

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  • Tchina Tyson

    September 29, 2016 #14 Author

    Breastfeeding is the best to feed your child and the best you can ever do with your children.

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  • Peachlyn farmer

    September 29, 2016 #15 Author

    I didn’t breastfeed with my daughter she’s on soy milk gerber but before every milk enfamil made her vomit …. maybe I should’ve breastfed .

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  • Tyonika Simpson

    September 29, 2016 #16 Author

    I breastfed my daughter the first 2-3 months then stopped cause of a lot of medical problems from my c-section and I was on a lot of medication and didnt want to harm my baby

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  • Makiyah Zeigler

    September 29, 2016 #17 Author

    I also believe breastfeeding is good I breastfeed for
    about 3 months and enjoyed it I wish i would of kept it longer

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  • Te’Andra Jenkins

    September 29, 2016 #18 Author

    I love breastfeeding ❤️

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  • Toryianna

    September 29, 2016 #19 Author

    Yes breast-feeding is the best thing for the baby because you have so much nutrition’s coming from your milk especially in the beginning

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  • Briya Brown

    September 29, 2016 #20 Author

    Yes, I totally agree. Breastfeeding is also a great bond that’s built between a mother and an infant. I breastfed with my daughter and she’s healthy she was a preemie so I felt it was best for both of us. I don’t regret it at all and will breastfeed my future children! I encourage every woman to at least try.

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  • Teshirah Sessions-Morgan

    September 29, 2016 #21 Author

    I just had my baby and breastfeeding is the only way to go plus it’s a lot cheaper than formula. None of my three kids would drink formula

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  • Tyzoni

    September 29, 2016 #22 Author

    I agree

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  • kamesha

    September 30, 2016 #23 Author

    My next baby I will try more to breast feed my daughter wouldn’t latch on good enough I tried squeezing it in a bottle an everything

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  • Aaliyah

    September 30, 2016 #24 Author

    I agree breast milk is the best

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  • Destiny

    September 30, 2016 #25 Author

    Breast Milk Is Much Healither Than Regular Milk

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  • Alexis Sharps -Watson

    September 30, 2016 #26 Author

    Breast milk is way better than enfamil.

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  • stacy shirley

    September 30, 2016 #27 Author

    I breast feed for the 2 weeks. My milk. Just wouldn’t come in i really wish i could of done more im happy my daughter was able to get get something. I agree breast is best!

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  • Tyeesha Prim

    September 30, 2016 #28 Author

    I breast fed for the first 2 months I stopped because I wasn’t producing enough fast enough I guess and my boy is greedy lol but I guess he got all the important stuff in the first month

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  • Akioyamen Lazarus

    September 30, 2016 #29 Author

    From experience breast milk remain the best

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  • Katrina

    September 30, 2016 #30 Author

    Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing to do and some of the things posted in this article i was not aware of. When i first started breastfeeding it was difficult and i was ready to give up but over time I learned how to master it.

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  • Tasha

    September 30, 2016 #31 Author

    I’ve heard that breast milk was the best milk

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  • Victoria Dorse

    September 30, 2016 #32 Author

    I do believe breast milk is great for babies.

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  • Rayonna

    September 30, 2016 #33 Author

    Breast milk is the Best milk

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  • Rhiannon

    September 30, 2016 #34 Author

    I’ve tried it for two weeks and stopped. I would like to try again if possible

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  • Tamara

    September 30, 2016 #35 Author

    It’s healtheir

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  • fidelia

    September 30, 2016 #36 Author

    you re very right

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  • tiesha

    September 30, 2016 #37 Author

    Breast feeding is hard but I’ll try with my second child and try to stay dedicated

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  • Cheyenne Best

    September 30, 2016 #38 Author

    I wish that I would’ve breastfed my son, I will breastfeed my next pregnancy 😇

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  • Trisha

    October 1, 2016 #39 Author

    I have chooses to breastfeed my baby , he is now 4 months old.. love it and I’ve read all the benifits about it .. the only issue I have is now my baby won’t bottle feed at all . Even if I pump breast milk into a bottle.. he just won’t take the bottle, which keeps me from going back to work.. any advice? Great article..

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  • Ty

    October 1, 2016 #40 Author

    Everyone told me breastfeeding was the way to go.. My kid is 7 months old and I plan on Breastfeeding her until she’s 1

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  • Kyla

    October 1, 2016 #41 Author

    I breastfed for a couple months and i liked it my baby 5 months now and is so smart 8 think all mothers should breast feed

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  • Peyton’ Dad

    October 1, 2016 #42 Author

    I believe it the best milk for a new born

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  • Hope Harper

    October 1, 2016 #43 Author

    I agree currently breast-feeding

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  • Rashida

    October 1, 2016 #44 Author

    I’ve been breastfeeding my daughter for almost a year now & she’s as healthy as ever no ear infections, viruses etc. I truly believe breast milk is the best!

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  • Rashida

    October 1, 2016 #45 Author

    I’ve been breastfeeding my daughter for the past 11 months and she’s as healthy as ever no ear infections, viruses etc & she’s a very smart baby. I truly believe breast milk is the best!

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  • Cheyenne palochak

    October 2, 2016 #46 Author

    Some people just can’t . My milk supply wasn’t enough and dried up very quickly my son was not getting what he needed. #fedisbest

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  • Victoria

    October 2, 2016 #47 Author

    I been breastfeeding my Baby since she was born and she won’t stop but I do both bottle and breast but I love it that how we bond and she already getting. A tooth

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  • Justice Taylor

    October 3, 2016 #48 Author

    A lot of information i didnt know about! Thanks for the tips. Very helpful article!

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  • Vaepa Poasa

    October 3, 2016 #49 Author

    I was breastfeeding my baby untill he turned one year old! Breastfeeding is healthier then Formulas
    I encourage all the mothers around the world to breastfeed their babies.

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  • Britney

    October 3, 2016 #50 Author

    Yes breast milk is the best milk breastfeeding is great because you can get less sick And very smart. I have 3 kids and I breastfed all 3 of my kids and it worked out very well for me and them

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  • Beauty

    October 3, 2016 #51 Author

    I always breastfeed my children until six months after that it’s sippy cups juice and formula.

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  • Kisyana

    October 3, 2016 #52 Author

    I breast fed my daughter for up to 2 months because she was a preemie . She was born a month early ! And I can definitely say it improve her health . And also it help me loose my baby fat extremely FAST !!

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  • Aaliyah

    October 3, 2016 #53 Author

    I am a first time mom only 20 years old and exclusively breastfeeding and because of that my baby girl is so advanced and ofcourse very healthy . Breast milk is the best milk ❤️

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  • Britt

    October 4, 2016 #54 Author

    I am an expecting mom and I was leaning toward breastfeeding, and after reading his article I will DEFINETLY be breastfeeding. Thank you!

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  • Imoni

    October 4, 2016 #55 Author

    Breast milk also develops the brain , my baby is 18months and I plan to breastfeed her straight up to 24 months she is very intelligent for her age

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  • Justin stallworth

    October 4, 2016 #56 Author

    I dont think its bad but my son didn’t get brestfed

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