Breast milk is the best food for a baby human because that is the way we were created to provide the best food on the planet for our young.
Breast Milk is Species Specific
Breast milk is species specific meaning that rats produce the exact nutrients the rat pup needs in order to thrive and survive. The cow produces the exact nutrition that the calf needs in order to grow from 50kg at birth to full grown in 12 months. Human babies get the best nutrition that cannot be sourced anywhere else on the planet. If you bring your baby up on cow’s milk instead of human breast milk it will be pretty stupid because human milk provides the right amount of omega 3 fatty acids to feed the brain. You must be able to see that a cow does not need to be able to count or read so it does not need the same nutrition profile as human baby’s at all.
All breast milk is loaded with stem cells, growth factors, the correct bacteria to seed the gut to build the immune system and to produce the right hormones and the right amount of cholesterol for the brain to work correctly. This will be different for every mammal.
Each species is designed to drink the breast milk from its mother and when you drink from another species you always get into trouble. Most people are lactose intolerant and don’t even realize it. The intolerance will manifest in many different ways, such as exzeama, psoriasis or feeling hungry no matter how much you eat. Human breast milk is low in protein. This is the time in a human lifespan when you need the most protein because the baby is growing quite fast and the cells are replicating again and again. We do not need as much protein as we think. Drinking the breast milk of a cow has way too much protein for humans to handle. Remember cow’s milk is designed for the calf to put on a lot of weight in a short amount of time, unlike human babies. This causes problems with not being able to digest the protein in the milk leading to allergies and auto immune diseases.
Breast Milk v Formula
Babies who are breast fed versus bottle fed develop less ear infections, less sinus problems and have better cheek development within the confines of their genetic makeup. Why is that? Breast feeding requires more suction and the baby has to make more effort to get at the milk. This effort creates more drainage throughout the head.
Apart from GMO’s, soya and other pesticides and toxic heavy metals and all the other toxins in the infant formula, it is still not good for babies nor anybody.
The benefits of breast feeding for mother are :-
- Helps to shrink the uterus after birth
- Helps to lose the baby weight
- Help to build the bond with baby
- Helps to reduce likelihood of getting cancer later in life
- Helps to reduce likelihood of getting cardiovascular disease
The healthier the mother is and the better she eats and the less drugs she takes is the more nutritious her breast milk will be for the baby. If you want your baby to eat lots of vegetables when he grows up into a toddler and beyond, then eat loads of vegetables when you are pregnant with your child because the baby can taste the food you eat in your breast milk, so the baby gets used to the taste and is more likely to eat vegetables later on in life.
Making Sure You Have Enough Vitamin D
It is very important as soon as you know you are pregnant that you make sure your vitamin D levels are correct, otherwise the baby will take all the vitamin D it needs and you will be left depleted, and that is how woman can get post natal depression. The more children that the mother has closer and closer together, the more likely she is to become more and more depressed if she doesn’t address her vitamin D levels.
Difficulties with Breast Feeding
Babies get their nutrition from the breast or the bottle until they are at least 6 months old so it is important that they can suckle on the mother’s breast properly.
The child needs to be able to suck swallow and breath in order to breast feed and it can take a week or two for baby and mother to get used to it. Mother may experience usual nipple soreness for the first few weeks. Cracked and painful nipples are not normal. Check your babies latch. Your newborn should have a large portion of the lower part of the areola (the dark skin around your nipple) in her mouth when she feeds, with your nipple against the roof of her mouth, cupped gently underneath by her tongue. Try different positions. Put oil on your nipples if they are sore and protect them against rubbing against your clothes.
Some mothers don’t produce enough breast milk. In the first few days the milk is not being produced in large enough quantities because the hormones are just starting to come. After 10 days or more if there is still not enough milk being produced you need to reduce any stress, eat well and look after yourself.