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Human milk is similar to cow’s milk in water content (88%), specific gravity (1.030), fat content (3.5%), energy value (0.67 kcal/ml) and type of sugar-lactose. Breast milk has fewer minerals, certain vitamins (thiamin and riboflavin), and protein (1.0–1.5% vs. 3.3%) than cow’s milk, the latter due to a 6-fold increased in casein; it has more carbohydrates (6.5–7.0% vs. 4.5%), vitamins C and D, and equivalent amounts of vitamins A and B and niacin; it also contains bradykinin, EGF, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, IGF-I, melatonin, mammotropic growth factor, NGF, oxytocin. It is usually sterile, provides IgA, and is more easily digestible, as reflected in rapid transit time; breast-fed infants have a better response to vaccines than formula-fed infants
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breast milk

Neonatology Human milk is similar to cow milk in the water content–88%, specific gravity, 1.030, fat content–3.5%, energy value–0.67 kcal/ml and type of sugar—lactose. See Breast-feeding, La Leche League; Cf Certified milk, Humanized milk, Raw milk, White beverages.
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breast milk

Milk obtained from the mammary glands of the human breast. It is the ideal source of nutrition for most infants, since it contains maternal antibodies that protect the child from infection, and other substances that promote development of the brain and the gastrointestinal tract, among other organs. Human breast milk that is collected and refrigerated immediately may be used for up to 5 days. If it is collected, frozen, and stored at −17.7°C (0°F), it is safe for 6 months.

CAUTION!

breast-feeding by mothers with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is not recommended, because of the risk of transmission of HIV to the child.
See also: milk
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The fact sheets are published in English, French, and Spanish, and cover the following topics: (1) "Recommended Practices To Improve Infant Nutrition during the First Six Months"; (2) "Breastmilk: A Critical Source of Vitamin A for Infants and Young Children" (also in Portuguese); (3)"Guidelines for Appropriate Complementary Feeding of Breastfed Children 6-24 Months of Age"; (4) "Breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS"; (5) "Mother-to-Mother Support for Breastfeeding"; (6) "Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)"; (7) "Frequently Asked Questions on: Breastfeeding and Maternal Nutrition"; and (8) "Exclusive Breastfeeding: The Only Water Source Young Infants Need" (also in Portuguese).
Though a more limited investigation than Carlson's, it showed that preemies on a fish-oil-fortifled formula had visual acuity similar to that of term and preterm infants receiving breastmilk. This was true at 57 weeks after conception (17 weeks alter birth for term babies and up to 30 weeks after birth for preemies).
'Baby Mati will be drinking special breastmilk tonight as he tries to grow stronger so his parents can bring him home from the NICU,' The Parenting Emporium captioned a video of the Dantes family packing Rivera's breast milk.
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The doctors listened attentively to our questions, always considered our feedback and the nurses never left my baby's bedside, helping me bond with her each day." Sally also recalls having the ability to express breastmilk for baby Masa in one of the two new dedicated breastfeeding rooms.