Optimal for child development and health.
Packaged nutrients - optimal formula.
Breats development is driven by the hormones of pregnancy: Estrogen, Progesterone, and Prolactin(Later periods)
Lactation demands a higher nutrient demand within maternal stores and diet.
Colostrum is the first milk. Produced in late pregnancy, prior to giving birth. Colostrum contains Ant-bodies to protect the new born against disease. It is lower in FAT, and higher in PROTEIN.
It is a mild laxative encouraging first stool (Meconium) This clears excess bilirubin
Essential Antibodies, IgM, IgA, major components of immune system,
Composition has been found to be relatively constant with the exception to the water soluble vitamins, C, B12, B6, Thiamin and Riboflavin
1.3 Long term health benefits
Protective immuno-supportive effects
Long term immune benefits
Essential fatty acid
principal fatty acid for development and highest in brain composition
Concentration is dependent upon maternal diet
WHO reccommends baby breast fed first 6 months
2 Specific Nutrients/Vitamins
Nutrient intake should increase, specifically from 20 weeks
Neural tube defects.
Supplementation is required 28 days before conception, has to be pre-conceptional.
High alcohol intake may lead to malformations in the early weeks of development
Vegans/Vegetarians should take supplementation
Calcium and folate are the only two Nutrients/Vitamins that are required double dose during pregnancy