The Importance of Exclusive Breastfeeding ( ASI Eksklusif )

Exclusive breastfeeding is breastfeeding ( breast milk ) as early as possible after birth , given no schedule and no other food was given , although only water , until the baby is 6 months old . After 6 months , babies begin to be introduced to other foods and still be breastfed up to two years old baby .

Babies who are exclusively breastfed tend to be more frequent breastfeeding her than giving the baby milk formula . Newborns usually every 2 to 3 hours breastfed by his mother . Increasing age , time or distance between breastfeeding will increase as the capacity of their stomachs become larger . In contrast , a newborn who only know the formula to start drinking milk formula approximately every 3 to 4 hours during the first few weeks of life .We know that breast milk has a million benefits to the growth and health of babies . Because breast milk is the best and most complete nutrition . Unique nutrition causes milk has the advantage that would not be on any kind of formula . Here are some of them :
  • Immunoglobulin A ( IgA ), which is widely available on colored yellowish colostrum milk that comes out first from the breast . This substance protects the baby from infection attack . IgA lining the digestive tract so that germs can not get into the blood stream and will protect the baby until his immune system is functioning properly .
  • Ganfliosida ( GA ) that play a role in memory formation and function of the brain as well as the baby's brain cell connectivity tools . GA is very important for child development . When born , the baby has 100 billion brain cells that have not been connected and GA is required to connect the brain cells .
  • The protein called casein and whey proteins . Protein contained in the milk is more easily digested by the body , compared with the protein derived from the milk of other mammals .
  • Fat ASI consists of several types but the most essential fatty acid that is a component of all body tissues and is required for the development of cell tissue , brain , retina and nervous system . Breast milk contains polyunsaturated fatty acid chain length (long - chain fatty acid polyunsanturated or LC - PUFA ) which consists of DHA ( docosahexaneoic acid or docosahexaenoic acid ) , LA ( linoleic acid or linoleic acid ) , ALA ( alpha linoleic or alpha- linolenic acid ) and AA ( arachidonic acid or arachidonic acid )
Protective substances in breast milk
  • Lactobacillus bifidus. Lactobacillus bifidus function convert lactose into lactic acid and acetic acid . This makes the second sour acidic digestive tract thereby inhibiting the growth of microorganisms such as E. coli bacteria that often causes diarrhea in infants . Lactobacillus is easy to grow rapidly in the gut breastfed babies .
  • Lactoferrin. Lactoferrin is a protein that binds to iron . Useful lactoferrin to inhibit the growth of E. coli bacteria and fungus candida .
  • Antibody. Breast milk contains colostrum immunoglobulin is especially secretory IgA ( sIgA ) , which is useful for the defense of the baby's body .


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