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Composition breast milk

What does breast milk contain:

- living cells (in millions),

white blood cells (strengthen the immune system),

stem cells (promote the development and healing


- antibodies (immunoglobulins) are divided into five basic forms

protect your baby from diseases and infections

neutralize bacteria and viruses.

This is why it is recommended when the mother has the flu or a virus to continue breastfeeding her baby so that the baby is immune to the virus.

- proteins (thousands)

allow baby to grow and develop

activate your immune system

to develop and protect neurons.

its proteins are composed of amino acids (more than 20)

Some of them, called nucleotides, are increasing at night (this promotes sleep according to scientists).

- hormones send messages between tissues and organs to ensure their proper functioning.

Some regulate appetite, sleep and promote the mother / child bond (like oxytosine ...)

- growth factors that allow the proper development of organs such as:

the intestines,

the nervous system

hormone-secreting glands

- vitamins and minerals:

nutrients that help you grow healthy

promote the functioning of organs

contributes to the formation of teeth and bones

- oligosaccharides (complex sugars)

act as probiotics, supplying the gut with "good bacteria"

prevent infections from reaching the bloodstream

decrease the risk of inflammation of the brain

- enzymes.

act as catalysts that speed up chemical reactions in the body

promote digestion and the immune system

helps iron absorption

- long chain fatty acids,

major role in the formation of the nervous system

good brain and eye development - 1,400 microRNAs present to regulate gene expression,

prevent or stop the development of diseases,

promote the immune system

a role in breast remodeling

Diane Hissung





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