Young mom breastfeeding
Breast milk helps protect babies, infants and immune system: the medical community has long found breastfed babies less likely to breastfeed infections than bottle (formula). Until recently, they still believe the reason is because breast milk does not have bacteria in the bottles may have bacteria in it. But even after the maximum sterilization, bottle feed some children are meningitis, enteritis, ear infections, respiratory tract infections are more breastfeeding.
Breast milk actually have a direct protective effect newborns through different ways – especially in the first months after the baby’s immune system was weak enough ability to fight foreign bacteria. Therefore both UNICEF and the World Health Organization encourage mothers to breastfeed until the baby more than two years (in the developed countries, because of personal or social, less any mother to do so).
Although infants available a few antibodies (antibody) passing through each other when still in the womb, these antibodies will slowly recede. Breast milk is the source of antibody until the baby’s immune system mature. Human immune system continues to develop until after 5 years to complete.
Secretory IgA (secretory IgA) – Breast milk has enough to IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD and IgE. But as much as IgA, secretory IgA especially kind. This IgA type viability of stomach acid from being destroyed when the baby ingested. Secretory IgA type is formulated specifically for mothers and pass it to their children, take effect for the bacteria that mothers encounter – so their children are also protected in each environment separately. In addition, this type of IgA not destroy the bacteria “beneficial” for the digestion. Especially when something is killing the bacteria not to inflame secretory IgA (ie not generate heat, or destroy normal cells).
Oligosaccharide – As a sugar chain components, similar to the structure of these molecules on the cell membrane, where bacteria often used to penetrate the digestive tract. So bacteria cling “mistake” in the chain of this road and is excreted, no opportunity to enter the body. Mucin in breast milk is also a type of protein aggregation and likely acquirer cabohydrate bacteria in a “donkey and kidnapping” is.
Lactoferrin – This substance is capable of taking two iron atoms into a – as iron deficiency necessary for the growth of some bacteria, eg, Staphylococcus aureus type is very dangerous for infants.
Vitamin B12 protein bind – this protein is not to restrain income Vit B12 bacteria and reduces the growth of some bacteria.
Bifidus factor – This substance encourages the growth of some types of Lactobacillus bifidus bacteria – beneficial for the digestive system.
The fatty acids found in breast milk has the ability to break the membrane of the virus that has casing (enveloped viruses) – like the chickenpox virus.
Colostrum (colostrum) and immune cells – Colostrum is the milk stage nursing baby in the first days of life. This special milk, with yellowing and contains a lot of antibodies, immune cells and some substances with antimicrobial effects, such as interferon (anti-virus), fibronectin (enhanced force as macrophages, leukocytes (macrophages)). There are lots of immune cells in colostrum. Most (50% of leukocytes) are neutropenia (neutrophil), 40% macrophages, 10% lymphocytes, (of which 20% are B cells and T cells 80%).