A Closer Look at Breast Milk’s Nutritional Content

Mothers have always known that breast milk is a miraculous substance, capable of calming babies and delivering everything required for optimal growth. Today, science is finally backing up what we have known all along. A close analysis of the nutrients found in breast milk reveals a cornucopia of essential vitamins, minerals, and other constituents that work together to deliver a wholesome meal to growing babies.

Everything Baby Needs

These are just some of the nutrients found in typical breast milk:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Whey
  • Casein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Lactose
  • Lactoferrin
  • Lysozyme
  • Secretory IgA
  • Bifidus Factor

Each of these and other ingredients work together to provide growing babies with everything required for healthy development. In fact, research has shown that breast feeding has benefits that last far past infancy; breast fed babies experience lower rates of asthma, obesity, and diabetes later in life.

Building a Healthy Immune System

Some of the nutrients listed above, like calcium and Vitamin A, are probably familiar. What about Bifidus Factor and Lactoferrin? These are some of the breast milk ingredients that help babies build strong immune systems and resist the infections that can make newborns sick. Bifidus Factor supports the growth of helpful bacteria that fight against harmful bacteria that may try to cause infections.

Lactoferrin deters the growth of bacteria that absorb iron, such as yeast and coliforms. Your baby requires iron to stay strong and lactoferrin helps ensure that the infant receives the lion’s share of this important nutrient.

Food For Every Stage of Life

In most cases breast milk is the most optimal food for young babies. As infants grow, they develop the need for solid foods. Amara Organics offers a bounty of healthy whole foods formulated especially for growing babies. Feel confident that you are giving your baby the very best food for every stage of life.

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