These special sugars help your baby

You get these in your diet


Video Transcript:


One of my favorite topics because I’ve mentioned it on here a few times is the foods that a mum eats. When she’s breastfeeding has an impact on her baby because the foods alter the breast milk they go into the baby and they can alter the behavior of the baby in some way. 


Okay, so I have been repetitively slated for suggesting this by other health professionals um such as midwives they query this and they say “no uh you know it doesn’t affect breast milk at all whatever the mom does eat what they want do what you want doesn’t matter”.  


I’ve heard some pretty crazy things some advice that’s been given to mums revolved around this. However,  amazing research is totally research.  


This is just backing up what I’ve been saying the researchers looked at the breast milk content of breast milk according to whether the mums ate. Oligosaccharides are sugars and they’re in particular sugars that are in foods. 


Okay, and then they looked at human milk oligosaccharides. So, they looked at uh how much of the food the oligosaccharides in the food went into the breast milk and it was associated it changed.  


Okay, so, for example, the more that went into a mum’s diet the more that was in the breast milk. This is what’s fascinating these human milk oligosaccharides are indigestible, the baby doesn’t digest them. 


Okay, and there is a lot of them in breast milk. But what they do is they feed the gut bacteria in the baby and you know from this course everything we do about colic and helping the baby is trying to improve the bacteria.


There are reasons that change the bacteria like antibiotics or c-section change the bacteria in the baby.  That then creates colic and wind and constipation or watery poos. 


You get an upset baby, we are trying to correct this now. So, they’re better now and now we’re putting it all together,  this is helping them in the future too. 


So, now let’s add in the mum and the breastfeeding of the mum. She can pass through more or less of these oligosaccharides that help the baby’s gut bacteria and that is influenced by the mum’s diet.  So, it’s amazing research that confirmed that there were these changes occurred and then there were changes in the baby’s gut bacteria because it was being fed the fuel to have improved gut bacteria.


So, it’s totally amazing because you can influence your baby’s gut bacteria now and their future health because of what you’re eating now. So, more research confirms that what you eat has a very quick impact on colic in your baby and their future for years.

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