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M. Shamsur Rahman
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The scientists agree that breast milk is the best. The mammary gland is a modified sweat gland – an important organ of female reproductive system which lies in the superficial fascia extending vertically from 2nd to 6th rib and horizontally from lateral border of the sternum to mid axilliary lines. The parenchyma of the breast is made up of glandular tissue secreting milk consisting of 15-20 lobes containing cluster of alveoli drained by a lactiferous duct.

35 studies of WHO from 18 countries found infants under six months age who are not breastfed had 3.5 to 4.9 times greater risk of morbidity from diarrhoea than infants who are fully breastfed. A USA study showed that lower rates of morbidity among breastfed infants from diarrhoea, upper respiratory tract infections, otitis media, asthma, allergies, dental carries etc. Breast feeding also reduce prevalence of coronary artery disease, sudden infant death syndrome and necrotizing enterocolitis.

World Breastfeeding Day is celebrated every year from 1-7 August. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by govt. policy makers, WHO, UNICEF, and others. Skin to skin contact along with suckling at the breast stimulate production of milk. Protein concentration of colostrum – babies’ first vaccine is high and includes secretory immunoglobulin A and Lactoferritin. Try not to give cow’s milk instead of breast milk as it creates higher solute load which is hard for the infant kidneys to handle. Human milk has more whey protein than casein protein compared to cow’s milk.

Breastfeeding delays onset of menstruation and ovulation in post partum period and there by helps family planning.

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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