106A.Lactation.stud - Chapter6 Chapter6 Lactation

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Chapter 6 Chapter 6  Lactation  Lactation “One of the best things that only you can do is breastfeed your baby for as long “One of the best things that only you can do is breastfeed your baby for as long   as possible. The longer a mom and baby breastfeed, the greater the benefits are as possible. The longer a mom and baby breastfeed, the greater the benefits are   for both mom and baby.” for both mom and baby.” The National Women’s Health Information Center, 2002 The National Women’s Health Information Center, 2002 Key Nutrition Concepts Key Nutrition Concepts 0. Human milk is the best food for newborn infants. 1. Maternal diet does not significantly alter the macronutrient and major  mineral composition of breast milk, but it does affect the fatty acid profile  and the amounts of some vitamins and trace minerals. 2. When maternal diet is inadequate, the quality of the milk is preserved. 3. Health care policies, societal attitudes and work environment affect BF  rates. Breastfeeding Goals for the United States Breastfeeding Goals for the United States 0. Healthy People 2010 contains wide-ranging national health goals  including: 0. A specific BF objective to “increase the proportion of women who  breastfeed” Benefits for Infants Benefits for Infants 4. Nutritional benefits 5. Immunological benefits 0. Lower infant mortality in developing countries 1. Fewer acute illnesses 6. Reductions in chronic illnesses
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106A.Lactation.stud - Chapter6 Chapter6 Lactation

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