Friday, April 16, 2010

Breastfeeding and the obstacles (part 2)

Last entry i made about this topic was last month. What triggered me to continue writing about this? It is about how sarcastic people can be and how annoyed I was facing people with very low mentality and lack of knowledge plus refusal to absorb knowledge.
What made me pissed off?
"Itu la tempat airin perah susu lembu"
OMG! i didn't know what to say, just kept it to myself so that i didn't explode. Come on!! Haven't you had your mom's milk when u were a baby? How dare you compare and relate cow's milk and human's milk? It is definitely different. How different are they?

1. Antibodies
Breastmilk - Helps your baby’s immune system gain strength, fighting off bacteria and viruses. When you or your baby is exposed to a virus or bacteria, your breast milk "fights back" by producing antibodies specific to that virus or bacteria.
Formula/Cow's milk - No antibodies – Antibodies that are in breast milk are not in cow’s milk / formula and cannot be artificially produced.

2. Water
Breast milk - contains the perfect amount of water to satisfy your baby’s thirst and adjusts to your baby’s needs.
Formula/Cow's milk - The amount of water in cow’s milk / formula can’t change to suit your baby’s need the way breast milk can.

3. Fat
Breast milk - contains more fat than cow’s milk and is more easily absorbed by your baby. This is one of the reasons that breast fed babies have different stools than bottle (formula) fed babies. Since the baby is not excreting any wasted fats the stool will be a yellow mustard color with a mildly sweet smell.
Formula/Cow's milk - The fat in cow’s milk / formula is very different than the fat in breast milk and your baby can’t absorb it as easily.

4. Protein
Breast milk – Protein that is used to help your baby’s body grow and develop is in just the right amount and in a form most readily absorbed.
Formula/Cow's milk -The amount of protein in cow’s milk / formula is at least double the amount in breast milk and is also a different and less digestible type.

5. Carbohydrates
Breast milk -  contains more carbohydrates than cow’s milk. These carbohydrates provide a very important source of energy
Cow’s milk / formula - smaller amounts of carbohydrates than breast milk.

6. Vitamins and minerals
Breast milk - As long as you, the mother, eat a reasonably well balanced diet, your breast milk will contain all of your baby’s vitamin and mineral requirements, until about age 6 months
Cow’s milk / formula has more of some vitamins and minerals and less of others than breast milk; it’s not the right amount for your baby.

7. Taste
Breast milk changes in taste, depending on the different foods the mother eats. Breastfed babies are more likely to accept new and different foods once they start on solids (not recommended until age 6 months) than their formula-fed peers, because formula tastes the same every single time, while breastmilk takes on a taste similar to the different foods a mother eats

There are over 100 ingredients in breast milk which ARE NOT in formula, even the new "DHA added" formulas. Formula is intended as a replacement for breastmilk when breastmilk is not available, but sadly, it does not even come close to it!
(information received from

See? I've listed all the dissimilarities between both. Now, I prayed that the guy who said that will suddenly realize how stupid he was.
Now, I've released all my bad feelings felt the whole day.

1 comment:

m@Ri@ said...

em sesetgh org pandang mcm2 kan kalau ibu menyusu baby dia..kita kuatkan diri yek..walaupn byk kebaikan..teruk tul kan..kita teruskan usaha kita k..;)

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