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Unformatted text preview: - frequent lactation can inhibit ovulation (by inhibiting GnRH, FSH & LH release) during the first few months following childbirth- benefits of breast-feeding to newborn: o beneficial cells: white blood cells in milk help to fight infection o beneficial molecules: immunoglobulins (IgA), lysozyme & interferons also help fight infection; B 12-binding protein binds vitamin B 12 & lactoferrin binds iron, so that bacteria can’t use them for growth o decreased incidence of diseases later in life: studies show reduced incidence of several diseases that occur later in life in children that breast-fed o miscellaneous benefits: optimal growth & enhanced development, fosters motherinfant relationship, better sources of nutrients, etc… page4...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10