Eating Coconut Oil may Improve Breast Milk – Here’s How
How do you boost your baby's immunity?
Looking for ways to boost breast milk quality so that your baby can enjoy optimal nutrition? Simply eating coconut oil will may make an already-amazing natural immune-booster even better for your baby.
There are thousands of studies which prove breastmilk will help to boost your baby’s immune system. Even the World Health Organization admits that “if every child was breastfed within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for their first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding up to the age of two years, about 800 000 child lives would be saved every year.”
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics explains that:
“Exclusive breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition and health protection for the first 6 months of life, and breastfeeding with complementary foods from 6 months until at least 12 months of age is the ideal feeding pattern for infants. Breastfeeding is an important public health strategy for improving infant and child morbidity and mortality, improving maternal morbidity, and helping to control health care costs.”
It doesn’t seem like you could improve on such a perfect food – but when a mom eats coconut oil, she makes her breastmilk even better! Breastmilk with increased antimicrobial properties could protect your baby even more from viruses, bacteria, and protozoa, and coconut oil helps to increase the antimicrobial properties.
Funny how a food that was once shunned by the medical establishment due to its saturated fat content has since been found to be an absolute super food. (Here are other health benefits of coconut oil.)
Coconut oil is so effective that it has even been shown to reverse gum disease and cavities via ‘oil pulling’ due to its antibacterial action. Of course it would make sense that it helps to improve breastmilk, too.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.