HealthPhone: Exclusive Breastfeeding for Healthier and Optimal Growth - Bahasa Indonesia
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Babies who are breastfed are generally healthier and achieve optimal growth and development compared to those who are fed formula milk.
The purpose of this video is to address the importance of exclusive breastfeeding and the dangers of formula feeding. It is intended for the community at large.
Don't listen to wrong information. Don't give your baby powder (formula) milk. Exclusively breastfeed for 6 months. The more your baby suckles, the more breast milk is produced. Breastmilk alone is sufficient, adding other things reduces breast milk production. Giving formula milk reduces breast milk production.
If the vast majority of babies were exclusively fed breastmilk in their first six months of life -- meaning only breastmilk and no other liquids or solids, not even water -- it is estimated that the lives of at least 1.2 million children would be saved every year. If children continue to be breastfed up to two years and beyond, the health and development of millions of children would be greatly improved.
Infants who are not breastfed are at an increased risk of illness that can compromise their growth and raise the risk of death or disability. Breastfed babies receive protection from illnesses through the mother's milk.
- Breastmilk is complete food.
- Formula feeding is linked to about a 20 to 30 percent greater likelihood that the child will become obese.
- Compared with formula-fed children, those who are breastfed are healthier and have fewer symptoms and shorter illnesses when they do get sick.
- Diarrhoeal disease is three to four times more likely to occur in infants who are fed formula than those fed breast milk.
- Respiratory illness is far more common among formula-fed children.
- An exclusively breastfed baby is much less likely to catch infections than a formula-fed baby.
- The antibody levels of immunized infants are significantly higher in the breastfed than the formula-fed infants. Breastfeeding enhances the active humoral immune response in the first year of life.
- Mother's milk is easier to digest and almost completely assimilated by the baby. This is why breastfed babies feed more frequently than formula-fed babies. Breastfed babies also make liquid stools that contain almost no solid matter (and do not smell offensive).
- When compared to infant formulas, a baby gets more benefits from the nutrients in breastmilk because he/she can absorb and use them most effectively. It also means that the baby saves the energy that would be needed to eliminate any nutrients he/she had difficulty digesting or using.
- Mother's milk contains the fatty acids essential to the development of the baby's nervous system and vision. This may be one of the reasons why breastfed babies' IQ are 8 to 10 points higher than that of formula-fed babies.
- The cows' milk protein used in most formulas is a foreign protein. When babies are exposed to non-breast milk, they actually develop antibodies to the foreign protein.
- Reduced risk of heart disease later in life: As children grow into adults, several studies have shown that people who were breastfed as infants have lower blood pressure on average than those who were formula-fed. Thus, it is not surprising that other studies have shown that heart disease is less likely to develop in adults who were breastfed in infancy.
Produced by: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
HealthPhone: Exclusive Breastfeeding for Healthier and Optimal Growth