Research indicates that nutrition during infancy is an important aspect in enhancing a child’s development and health to their full potential. Globally it has been identified that breastfeeding is advantageous to both the mother and the infant since it acts as a source of nourishment for the child (Motee & Jeewon, 2014). The writer’s explanation aligns with other studies which indicate that breastfeeding should occur up to the sixth month after birth in which it is then followed by complementary food to the second year of age. Exclusive breastfeeding is the process whereby the child is solely fed on breast milk without adding water. In the long-run, breastfeeding not only decreases the chances of atopic dermatitis, cardiovascular conditions, and obesity but also enhance cognition and improved neurodevelopment in children (Binns, Lee & Low, 2016). Breastfeeding is equally critical for the mother’s health as it averts postpartum ailments, maternal diseases, and promotes weight loss. Various factors inhibit exclusive breastfeedings such as sore nipples and societal challenges like occupation and duration of the maternal leave.
Alzheimer disease (AD) is a form of ailment that has a steady and continuous devastating impact to the memory and cognitive capabilities of a person. The condition is characterized by an increase in the amyloid-beta plaque and obstructions of the significant process in the brain which impedes effective cognitive functions. Under normal settings, brain cells effectively eliminate the folded proteins thereby, reducing the risk of acquiring the ailment (Cohen & Klunk, 2014). Elements associated with the increased risk of the sickness include genetics, exposure to toxic substances, and the aging process. Equally, the writer’s argument correlates with other studies which indicate that late-onset and slow advancement is the major features of the neurodegenerative malady (Li, Tan, Yu & Tan, 2014). The body can restore the damaged parts that enhance the disease; however, intense accumulation of the illness decreases the body’s immunity to the infection.
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