söndag 31 mars 2013

Breastfeeding on a vegan diet

Regarding breastfeeding on a vegan diet, maybe you will find this helpful:

I found this reply:

I am not sure what McDougall's specific diet recs are, but I think it is high grain vegan diet. I am vegan and have had to vegan pregnancies and nursed two vegan babies beyond one year with no problems. I can see the diet effecting your supply if it is drastically different than what you are eating now. looking at the link below it seems the only concern I could see is the lack of fats in his diet. I am surpriesed that he is no coconut at all, but I think that if you werethriving on the diet before you should be fine after just make sure you are eating the extra clories you need which is made harder by the elimination of fat. You may end up eating what feels like all day long since plant food is so bulky.


Also McDougal answered a question like this on his blog:

Mother's diet strongly effects her milk. The cleanest healthiest milk is from women who are nourished with primarily starches, with vegetables and fruits. Meats, poultry, fish and dairy deliver a high pesticide/chemical load. Dairy protein gets into mother's milk and causes colic and other food allergies.

All the essential fats, proteins, amino acids, vitamins (except B12) are provided in ideal kinds and amounts with these plants foods. (I recommend a B12 supplement for pregnant and nursing mothers.)

Any other reports to the contrary are false and scientifically unsupported.

Here is one such false report:

See the third article: http://drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/mar/defend.htm

Best wishes,

John McDougall, MD

Also there was this thread which has some suggestions:

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Another thread:

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