What Is the Right Milk for Your CS-Born Child?

The information included in this material is for informational purposes only. Always seek medical advice for any concerns about health and nutrition.

Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for all children because it provides complete and balanced nutrition perfectly matched to the needs of a growing child. However, if breast milk is not an option, check with your doctor before deciding on an alternative feed for your little one. 

Research reveals that the mode of delivery may impact early child development. In turn, the choice you make for your child’s milk product and nutrition support is particularly important. For children born by cesarean, the initial probiotic transfer is bypassed. This may lead to health challenges associated with inadequate nutrition support from maternal probiotics.

The initial transfer of maternal probiotics from mother to child happens during natural delivery. These maternal probiotics bear multiple benefits that include supporting the early development of the immune system and positively influencing a child’s digestive health to prevent common digestive problems like colic, flatulence, and constipation. More importantly, probiotics play an important role in the early development of cognitive function, memory, and verbal learning.

Keep in mind that your choice of nutrition support for your CS-born child is crucial to their developmental needs. Breast milk is nature’s way of meeting your child’s growing nutritional needs. More importantly, breast milk can correct the absence of initial probiotics in CS-born children because it contains Human Milk Probiotics.

What are Human Milk Probiotics?

Probiotics function in different ways and have different survivability rates. Some probiotics do not survive beyond the gastric area and are therefore rendered ineffective. Human Milk Probiotics are “friendly” bacteria that are present in breast milk and have the unique ability to survive the hostile gastric acid and oxygen-rich environment of the stomach.

Human Milk Probiotics help improve the immune system by aiding in the production of antibodies and by forming a barrier in the digestive tract to help fight against infection. Furthermore, Human Milk Probiotics also help promote good digestion by improving the absorption of nutrients and preventing diarrhea episodes and other common digestive problems like constipation, colic, and flatulence.

Similarly, studies have shown that probiotics can help support early brain development through a nerve connection between the digestive tract and the brain. Probiotics facilitate signals to the brain and can positively influence cognition, memory, verbal learning, and overall brain function.

If breastmilk is not possible or is not an option, seek advice from your doctor for a milk product that contains Human Milk Probiotics because not all milk products contain the unique benefits of Human Milk Probiotics.

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