The health benefits of breast feeding

Women should exclusively breast feed their babies, if at all possible, for a minimum of six months, optimally for one year. Breast milk supplies essential immune protection, essential fatty acids, and psychological closeness to the baby. It is known that breast-feeding reduces the risk of diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. I also point out that flaxseed oil is not to be given to babies or small children. The enzymes necessary for conversion alpha-linolenic acid in flaxseed in DHA and EPA work poorly at this age, not allowing sufficient production of these essential fatty acids.

After breast-feeding, either at six months or one year, when the child begins to eat table foods, it is a good idea to feed your child an egg three times a week. Egg yolk not only contains high levels of arachidonic acid and phospholipids, but some also contain high concentrations of DHA (Christopher Eggs, Eggland's Best, etc.). Brands of these N-3 enhanced eggs are given in the appendix.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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