The natural protein in breast milk is vital to help reduce SIDS.
There is a significant reduction in SIDS deaths, when infants are breast feed, because breast milk contains important proteins, which are not found in commercial baby formula.
Breast milk helps to reduce SIDS. A new review of recent research studies shows that infants who were breastfed were about 60% less likely to die from SIDS than infants who didn't receive any breast milk. This protective effect increased the longer the baby was breastfed and if the baby was exclusively breastfed.
Further research and improvements in baby formula with enhanced nitrogen-based protein compounds is vital in helping to reduce SIDS.
“Nitrate and nitrite levels were measured in breast milk of mothers of preterm and term infants, infant formulas, and parenteral nutrition. Nitrite metabolism in breast milk was measured after freeze-thawing, at different temperatures, varying oxygen tensions, and after inhibition of potential nitrite-metabolizing enzymes. Nitrite concentrations averaged 0.07 ± 0.01 μM in milk of mothers of preterm infants, less than that of term infants (0.13 ± 0.02 μM) (P < .01). Nitrate concentrations averaged 13.6 ± 3.7 μM and 12.7 ± 4.9 μM, respectively. Nitrite and nitrate concentrations in infant formulas varied from undetectable to many-fold more than breast milk.”
Cited: Jones JA, Ninnis JR, Hopper AO, et al. Nitrite and nitrate concentrations and metabolism in breast milk, infant formula, and parenteral nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014;38(7):856–866. doi:10.1177/0148607113496118
Nitric Oxide is a signaling molecule and acts like an amplifier that aids the communication of neural pathways.
Nitrogen (N) and Oxygen (O) are needed to make Nitric Oxide (NO) and is identified as important neuronal transmitter.