Breast feeding has been in the press recently, some articles regarding the subject are shocking.......
ABC News May 21, 2014
The ads "condemn mothers, rather than informing them about breast feeding, and they reduce a social problem with multiple players — fathers as well as mothers, workplaces, health authorities, and public spaces and the community at large — to one ...
TIME May 21, 2014
It's the suckle that dare not speak its name. In worldwide Google searches, “my husband wants me to breastfeed him” is a more popular search term than “my husband wants to separate” and “my husband wants a baby” combined.
STLtoday.com May 22, 2014
She also said she allowed him to breastfeed the evening before he died as a “comfort” to help him sleep, according to court documents. She said she didn’t know if he had ingested any breast milk. She also said Carson had held a bottle containing the …
Fit for You believe Breast is Best !
Breastfeeding is always the best option for both child & mother.
Diet for the mother directly affects the milk, any toxic foods go straight into the milk, making it taste sour, this could result in baby not feeding or being unwell after, or both.
Smoking, alcohol, drugs (prescribed or recreational) sugar & processed foods, will all be detrimental to baby's development.
Choose, fresh meat, fish, fruit & veg for a happy healthy child.
You may see adverts for formula milk saying they are as good as breast milk, it's just not true.
There are comments I hear regarding getting the baby to feed & sleep at certain times, this is only to fit into our 'modern' society. In human evolution we haven't adapted properly to; artificial lighting, working shift patterns, or forced sleep patterns, and a baby doesn't care what you want, it needs to feed when it wants to feed,
I'm not saying that everyone should do this, I am saying we need to understand what is natural, so we can do the best for this developing human being.
Naturally the baby would be able to 24/7, even when the mother is asleep (oh my god! you can't sleep with a baby it could be dangerous !!) It is fact that tribal mothers have the child with them 24/7, when socialising, working & sleeping, this allows the child to feed as required. It also gives the mother the benefits of the post natal abdominal region shrinking, and ensures a continual milk source.
By trying to fit the baby into our social requirements, and only to feed when we want, can reduce milk availability, and cause other feeding and development issues.
Regarding nutrition, the general rule is that the mother who is breastfeeding need only consume an additional 500 calories per day to give both her and the bay enough. These extra calories should only be in the form of healthy meat, fruit & veg.
What is healthy for you, may be different for someone else, to find out your specific requirement, take our Advanced Metabolic Typing Test .
Note ; exercising directly before breastfeeding can cause the milk to taste sour for your baby (it's the build up of lactic acid) so it can be worth having some milk expressed & bottled for that after workout feed.