Did you get Booby-Trapped?
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Did you get Booby-Trapped?

It is really fascinating to see all the recent articles about gut biology. I never doubted it was important but I had no idea how MUCH  what you eat really matters! And if you were NOT lucky enough to be born thru your moms birth canal or be breastfed, your health has likely been booby-trapped!

Check out this fascinating cartoon on gut the importance of gut flora to our overall wellbeing.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/18/244526773/gut-bacteria-might-guide-the-workings-of-our-minds

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Mother Says Judge Ordered Her To Stop Breastfeeding

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/judge-orders-mother-breastfeeding-jessica-moser_n_4262206.html

One of the most disturbing things I have learned on this documentary journey is how mothers and their babies are routinely separated at the whim of judges. According to our expert Prof. Kathy Dettwyler cases like the one of this mother happen all the time across the U.S. as judges are not aware of the importance of breastfeeding. Lawyers on the father’s side often use breastfeeding as a way to get between the couple either citing sexual abuse if the child is over one or inventing a sob story about the father’s rights. It’s a sad pathetic tactic and it needs to stop. A baby’s health should always trump a father’s emotional needs to spend a night with his child. Children need access to their mothers until they have weaned.

It’s the first time since I’ve been researching this film that I have heard of the news reporting on a legal case and I’m so excited that the word is getting out. Let’s help spread the word about this one and rally behind the mom. It’s outrageous that any judge would come between mother and child. The mother should not have to stop breastfeeding her child for one night or any length of time until mother and child decide they are done with their breastfeeding relationship.

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Decline in obesity likely to be because of breastfeeding…

“We’ve seen isolated reports in the past that have had encouraging trends, but this is the first report to show declining rates of obesity in our youngest children,” said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which prepared the report. “We are going in the right direction for the first time in a generation.”

The cause of the decline remains a mystery, but researchers offered theories, like an increase in breast-feeding, a drop in calories from sugary drinks, and changes in the food offered in federal nutrition programs for women and children. In interviews, parents suggested that they have become more educated in recent years, and so are more aware of their families’ eating habits and of the health problems that can come with being overweight.

Decline in obesity likely to be because of breastfeeding…, via NYTimes.com

 

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