breast milk

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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

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.

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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Between the third and seventh day after giving birth, your milk supply comes in containing two parts, which might separate in the fridge: Foremilk is thin, and may appear pale blue; Hindmilk has more fat and will be slightly thicker and creamier in texture.
Darling, "Volume of foremilk, hindmilk, and total milk produced by mothers of very preterm infants born at less than 28 weeks of gestation," Journal of Human Lactation, vol.
The Results: The Danish found that vitamin D levels were higher in hindmilk than in foremilk.
My baby needed to feed every hour to hour and a half, which I now know is a variation of normal in the early days, but the midwife told me to encourage the baby to drain the breast to reach the hindmilk. My HV told me to switch breasts every 10 minutes or so, which left me feeling a bit confused.
Foremilk (which is released within the first 5-10 minutes) is more 'sugary and watery' compared to hindmilk which has more fat and proteins.
Switching sides, positions, and order allow each child to benefit from foremilk and hindmilk, which is rich in necessary fat and calories (Walshaw, 2010).
These processes include determining the time a mother must pump in order to express the calorie-dense hindmilk, capturing the lower-volume, higher-calorie milk that generally occurs late in the day, correcting storage techniques, and so forth.
Limitations of our study include the lack of measurements of leptin and adiponectin in fore- and hindmilk, but Ucar et al.
At each feed the breasts produce two types of milk: foremilk, which is produced at the beginning of a feed, and hindmilk, which has more fat, energy and essential nutrients.
During the actual time of breast-feeding, the foremilk can have a fat content of about 1% and the hindmilk can have a fat content of up to 12%; levels of fat can also differ between the two breasts.
It starts out as foremilk, full of water and lactose, and transforms into hindmilk, which includes fat and calories.