There is still a little baby can get breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months. Some babies just given formula made from cow’s milk. Though there are a lot of milk that contains no formula.
The first thing a mother needs to know is the content of human milk and cow’s milk is different. In cow’s milk protein level is 3.4 percent higher, while only 0.9 percent of human milk. Lactose content in human milk is 7 percent larger while in cow’s milk by 4.8 percent.
“Because it’s breast milk to formula milk for brain and muscle,” said Dr. Igan Pratiwi as Chairman of the Task Force IDAI ASI (Indonesian Pediatric Association) in the seminar on Improving Exclusive Breastfeeding For Infants in Support of MDGs at the Manhattan Hotel, Jakarta, Tuesday (29 / 3/2011).
The doctor who was familiarly called Tiwi said lactose is very important in the formation of brain myelin. Myelin serves to deliver the stimulation received by the baby. When suckling stimulus received by the child as her smell and hear and feel the breath of the mother.
While the content of cow’s milk is the most high functioning protein helps build muscle because the cow does require strong muscles like to move or plowing fields.
Tiwi dr said the high lactose newborns sometimes can cause diarrhea. But this condition is something that is normal or physiological so that mothers do not have to stop breastfeeding.
“If the diarrhea is caused by physiological, then the weight is not going down. So long as his weight is not reduced, the mother does not have to stop breastfeeding and infant normal to defecate as much as 10-15 times a day,” he said as quoted by detikHealth.
Additionally AA and DHA are contained in milk is also equipped with a lipase enzyme that can be digested by the body. While the milk formula exists AA and DHA but no enzyme. This is because the enzyme lipase newly formed when the baby is 6-9 months old.
Other benefits of breastfeeding are not obtained from the formula is the content of the colostrum that comes out at the beginning of the baby feeds. Colostrum that comes out when the baby feeds containing 1-3 million leukocytes (white blood cells) in 1 ml of milk.
“So if there is a clear-clear bit out of the breast should not be underestimated, since it contains useful leukocytes can kill the bacteria in the baby’s body,” said the doctors who practice in hospitals Buda Jakarta.
He also said the success of breastfeeding mothers to continue breastfeeding their babies is determined by the support of her husband, family, health, community and environmental work.
“Breastfeeding is an equilibrium process that involves three people: mother, baby and father. Therefore the role of the father is very significant in terms of the success of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months or up to two years,” said Dr. Utami Roesli SpA, MBA, IBCLC.
Therefore Dr. Utami said that the father also had power (power) for healthy children and a role in the process of breastfeeding (breastfeeding father).