Composition of mother’s milk
The composition of mother´s milk adapts to the child´s needs and varies during the lactation period, during the day and even during each feed.
Colostrum is the first milk, it is more of a yellowish colour and protein concentration is very high. It also contains immunoglobulins (anti-bodies) and provides a large amount of calories in a reduced volume. It is the ideal nourishment for the first days because the newborn´s stomach is small and needs to be fed frequently yet in very small amounts.
The composition of the milk also changes during each feed. At the beginning it contains more water and lactose and towards the end the milk contains much more fat.
The superiority of mother’s milk
Breast milk is uniquely superior and the best nutrition you can offer your newborn. It covers all the nutritional requirements for appropriate growth both physical and emotional. There is an increased resistance to infections and illness and breastfeeding promotes mother-baby bonding. Breastfeeding also provides benefits for mothers: mothers are less likely to develop breast or ovarian cancer, it lessens osteoporosis and reduces the risk of other pathologies. It also protects our environment.