If you eat junk food, your breastmilk will be junk food
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|Sat, 02-11-2012 - 8:15am|
[It is a lie] that all breast milk is equally nutritious, no matter what the mom's diet is. Studies compared breast milk from different regions of mothers starving in poverty and those with nutritious diets. The nutrients varied greatly. The basic composition was the same as in protein/fat ratio but the vitamins were sometimes up to 8 times less in nutritionally starved mothers, than those with a good diet.
Most American women I'd say are starved nutritionally. We don't know how to eat healthy and, [tend to] live on fast food and TV dinners. Is it fair to tell them "Oh, keep eating that Big Mac, your breastfeeding child will get the same nutrients, it doesn't matter"? Of course not.
[The mother's] health will actually suffer the worst because the body will pull all the nutrients [the baby] needs and put it to the breast milk. But if there's nothing left to pull from her body, what does the child get? They end up without proper nutrition either. If you eat junk food, your breast milk will be junk food.