Essay on Mothers Should Not Breastfeed Their Babies At All

1219 Words Oct 29th, 2016 5 Pages
Breastfeeding has become a very controversial topic in the recent years. Individuals have argued that mothers should not breastfeed in public. Some even say that mothers should not breastfeed their babies at all. Why has breastfeeding, which is totally natural, become so taboo? There are so many horror stories of ladies that have been kicked out of stores, receiving horrid looks, along with being looked down upon are all over the internet (Graveman). With all the controversy that can come along with breastfeeding, all the benefits seem to be totally overlooked. The benefits of breastfeeding are why so many mothers choose breast milk over formula or another alternative.
Let’s look into some information about breastfeeding and breast milk. Colostrum is your body’s first milk. Colostrum is basically breast milk on steroids, and it is supercharged to say the least. Secretory Immunoglobulin A or IgA is found in high levels in colostrum. Secretory IgA “guards against invading germs by forming a protective layer on the mucous membranes in your baby 's intestines, nose, and throat” (“How Breastfeeding”). A few days after the baby is born, the colostrum turns into mature breast milk that will start to come into the breasts. The difference between the two types of milk is very obvious. Colostrum is a yellow color, and the human body does not create very much of it because it is so packed with vitamins. Mature human breast milk is white and there is a lot more of the mature milk…

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