In addition to the appropriate amounts of carbohydrate, protein, and fat, breast milk provides vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, and hormones. Breast milk also contains antibodies and lymphocytes from the mother that help the baby resist infections.
Also question is, how is breast milk different from cow milk?
Whole cow's milk also contains too much protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and chloride which may put a strain on an infant's immature kidneys. In addition, the proteins, fats and calcium in whole cow's milk are more difficult for an infant to digest and absorb than the ones in breast milk.
Is breast milk actually milk?
Mature milk contains water, fat, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and white cells. Over the course of a feeding, breast milk changes from foremilk, high in water and lactose, to hindmilk, high in fat and calories.
What is the closest to human breast milk?
Energy estimates in kcal/100mL range from 65 to 70 for human milk, 66-68 for cow's milk formula, and 66 for goat's milk formula. In conclusion, there really isn't any formula that is closest to the breastmilk made by human mothers.