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Compare and contrast major differences in nutrient content of breast milk and cow's milk? Ans. Breast milk contains correct quantities of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. The digestive proteins, minerals, vitamins, and hormones are also present in trhe breast milk. These are required by the infant. Antibodies are also present in the mother’s milk which protect and guard the infant from infections. The excessive protein load in cow's milk can also overload a baby's kidneys. It is deficient in vitamins C, E, and copper. It is harder to digest as well, often
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Unformatted text preview: causing intestinal blood loss. Infants who feed on cow's milk receive insufficient amounts of Vitamin E, iron, and essential fatty acids. They also obtain unwanted quantities of protein, sodium, and potassium. System of infant cannot tolerate this high level of nutrients and thus may be harmful. Moreover, the protein and fat of cow’s milk cannot be digested and absorbed by infants. The most harmful effect is the presence of inadequate amount of iron in the body....
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