Mothers who consume organic meat & dairy produce enhanced breastmilk #natural #organic #breastfeeding
Mothers who eat organic dairy and meat products before and during pregnancy may improve the nutritional quality of their breast milk by increasing their beneficial fatty acids! This is according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (2007, vol. 97, no. 4).
Researchers analyzed breast milk samples from more than 300 women from the Netherlands – all of whom were nursing one-month-old infants. They found that the breast milk of mothers who consumed at least 90% of their dairy and meat products from organic sources contained higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)—a “good” type of fat that aids immune system development in newborns.
Previous lab studies have shown that CLA has anticarcinogenic, anti-atherosclerotic, antidiabetic, and immune-enhancing effects, as well as a favorable influence on body fat composition. All in all, CLA is a pretty darn good thing, wouldn’t ya say?!
By eating a diet that’s rich of organic dairy and meat, women can improve the quality of fatty acids in breast milk, which provides health advantages for their newborns!
Does learning this make you more likely to eat organic food if you’re nursing?
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