Cow’s milk——— is the best food for calves – YES!
IS ALL MILK THE SAME?
While there are a small percentage of variations to the fact that most mammals give their babies their own milk, you just have to look in nature to realize that it is the most normal thing for mothers to give their own milk to their babies.
Is it wise to drink the milk of
another species of mammal?
Consider for a moment, if it was possible, to drink the milk
of a mammal other than a cow, let’s say a rat. Or perhaps
the milk of a dog would be more to your liking. Possibly
some horse milk or cat milk. Do you get the idea? Well, I’m
not serious about this, except to suggest that human milk is
for human infants, dogs’ milk is for pups, cows’ milk is for
calves, cats’ milk is for kittens, and so forth. Clearly,
this is the way nature intends it. Just think about it.
Goat’s milk———is best for kids – YES!
Cats milk———–is best for kittens – YES
Breastfeeding is not LEWD, it’s FOOD!
Human milk——–is best for human babies – YES!
But why? There are so many reasons. Here are just a few for you to ponder:
It’s not false advertising to say that mother’s milk is nature’s perfect food — and it’s not an overstatement either. Just as cow’s milk is the ideal food for calves and goat’s milk the best supper for kids (of the goatish variety), human milk is exquisitely tailored to meet the nutritional needs of a newborn human. Human breast milk contains over 300 ingredients that can’t be found in cow’s milk and that formula manufacturers have yet to duplicate. It’s easy on your baby’s delicate tummy, too — breastfed babies’ dirty diapers do not have an offensive odor.
Your milk also has a lower protein content, which makes it easier for your baby to digest, and its chief protein (lactalbumin) is both more nutritious and more readily broken down than the primary protein in cow’s milk (caseinogen).The fats in your milk separate more easily, which is part of the explanation for those sweeter-smelling soiled nappies (as impossible as it may be to believe, the odor really isn’t onerous — at least until solids come your baby’s way). Finally, unlike formula, which is the same from feeding to feeding and can to can, the milk your body makes will change in composition in response to your baby’s needs (and change in taste based on the foods you’re eating). Here’s more about the benefits of breastfeeding.
Benefits for Your Baby
•Protection from infection: Breastfed babies are far less likely to suffer from ear infections, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and other illnesses, in large part because their immune system is strengthened with antibodies and other immune-boosting factors that are passed from the mom through her milk. Colostrum, the protein-rich first milk is particularly rich in these healthy ingredients. There are also no worries about infections when it comes to breast milk: Breast milk is always sterile, no boiling required.
•Freedom from flab: Chubbiness may be cute, but it’s not necessarily a sign of better health, and nursing reduces the risk of excess weight. Breastfed babies tend to gain weight steadily and appropriately.
•Brainier babes: Studies show a slight but statistically significant increase in the IQ of breastfed babies compared with those fed formula. One possible reason is that breast milk contains the fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which is important for brain development. All those hours of skin-on-skin contact with Mom are also great for your baby’s cognitive and emotional development (in addition to just making your baby feel nurtured and safe).
•Mighty mouths: Breastfed babies build stronger jaws and have well-developed teeth and palates (in addition to fewer cavities later in life!).
Benefits for Mom:
•Losing weight: Breastfeeding offers a pile of perks (believe it or not) for Mom too. Baby’s sucks on your breasts trigger the release of the hormone oxytocin, which spurs the shrinking of the uterus.
•Health protection: Breastfeeding also reduces your risk of uterine and breast cancer and of bone loss after menopause.
•Natural birth control: Your period will be slower to return while breastfeeding, but unless you want your children very closely spaced — or enjoy surprises — you should not rely on exclusive breastfeeding as your only form of contraception and remember that you’re fertile before that first period.
•Major convenience: When you’re nursing, you can pack up the baby and leave home without having to pack up and lug around bottles, nipples, cleaning supplies, a bottle warmer, and so on; your breasts will always come along with you, so no need to rememer to pack them! You don’t need to get up in the middle of the night and fix and warm bottles. For many mothers, that physical and emotional connection (not to mention a bit of extra sleep) is the very best part of nursing.