Breastfeeding is not simply a source of nutrients for the newborn. The mother, through her breast milk quality, programs critical immunological, metabolic and microbiological aspects of the baby’s physiology that will determine greatly his/her health status, even as an adult.
Infant formula has been linked to over 70 adverse health effects, so why are the vast majority of Americans still using it during the first year of their infant's lives?
Advertised as "produced without potentially harmful pesticides," this "Organic" Infant Formula actually contains chemicals used as pesticides and which it lists on its label as a "nutritional" ingredient. And this is just the tip of the toxicological iceberg -- a case of "organic-washing" at its worst!
The USDA organic label is supposed to protect the consumer against being exposed to harmful chemicals and GMOs, but the sobering fact is that USDA-certified infant formula products are not only being allowed to use a pesticide in their formulas, but are advertising it as a 'healthy' mineral to unsuspecting consumers.
New research confirms that breastfeeding increases a certain species of oral bacteria, and these oral bacteria inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria that infect gums and cause dental decay.
Concerning research reveals that the infant brain is capable of absorbing and accumulating synthetic vitamin E. This petrochemical derivative may have significant downstream adverse effects on gene expression, immune function, and even neurodevelopment.
Research on herbal remedies for increasing breast milk production have found that several natural compounds have the ability to safely stimulate an increase in breast milk production and thereby increase infant weight and growth.
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The CDC stated a lack of biological plausibility for a 2.4x increased risk of autism in African American boys given the MMR vaccine, but there's plenty. How vaccines affect the infant microbiome is unknown.
Currently, suboptimal breastfeeding is associated with over a million deaths each year and 10% of the global disease burden in children. So why is the the CDC aggressively fixated on vaccination instead of breastfeeding?
While commercially available milk is detrimental for health, it is important to remember that this milk is a highly processed industrial product remotely resembling the raw milk it originates from. High quality raw milk from exclusively pastured cows has incredible medicinal properties, fully recognised and harnessed before vested interests enforced compulsory pasteurization and legitimized low production standards.