Vitamin D and Breast Milk


March 26, 2019

It is a myth that bottle-feeds and breast-feeding is equally good. Mother’s milk is the best for proper growth of the child. There are certain nutrients in the mother’s milk that helps the baby fight illnesses while also promoting brain development. As compared to breast fed babies, the formula-fed babies are more prone to illnesses.
Breast milk or formula provides all your baby’s calcium needs initially. Calcium helps teeth and bones and promotes overall strength. Good sources later include: cow’s milk, fortified soy milk and orange juice, cheeses, molasses, dark green vegetables, beans, lentils and tofu.
Whole grains such as wheat, rice, corn, kasha, millet, and quinoa are unrefined seed foods. Beans such as lentils, black beans, pinto beans, lima beans, and chickpeas are unrefined seed foods. Nuts including peanuts, walnuts, almonds, and pecans are unrefined seed foods. And edible seeds such as sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin are unrefined seed foods.
Nestle was not the only manufacturer of formula milk. Others included Justus von Liebig, Horlicks and Mellins Foods. The success of formula milk based on sows’ milk owes everything to the massive strides in bacteriology made by the like of Louis Pasteur and others who made the handling of milk far safer than it had been before.
If you plan to breastfeed you should plan to breastfeed from the moment your child is born. Colostrum is produced in the first 2 to 3 days after birth and it is extremely important that your child gets your colostrum. Most hospitals now allow a mother and child to stay together so that a mother can feed her child frequently.
Lack of Breast Milk Either you did not start breastfeed your baby early enough nor did you do not breastfeed regularly enough; both reasons are the cause for lack of breast milk. Feed your baby as frequently as possible and as your baby wants to may overcome this problems. Eat more protein-body-building foods, rich in vitamin, calcium and zinc, such as fish, red-meat, chicken, beans, cereal, milk, fruits and vegetables helps to increase your breast milk production.
Blood levels of vitamin D have also been shown to be inversely correlated with blood pressure, and some research suggests that high dose supplements of vitamin D of (1,600 IU per day) may help this, although orthodox medicine, as ever, is cautious about definitively acknowledging any direct causal link.
There is also evidence that newborn infants who are only breastfed (i.e. no formula) may need Vitamin D supplementation, because breast milk does not contain sufficient of this vitamin. While they can be taken out into the sun to obtain their Vitamin D, this is not recommended because of the extra length of time needed out there to get a sufficient amount. Formulas are generally fortified with Vitamin D, so babies having formula feeds will generally get sufficient of this vitamin.
Drinking beer has actually been shown to decrease breast milk production because breastmilk flavored with alcohol is not something a baby is going to like, which means the baby is not going to breast feed often, therefore resulting in less breast stimulation.

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