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Until what age should a baby be breastfed if the mother does not eat a clean (cooked foods, carbs and sweets) diet? Not talking about a SAD diet but not an ideal one. Is it better to let the baby drink exclusively breastmilk for a year or longer, considering mums 'unideal' diet, or is it better to stop breastfeeding, at let´s say 6 months, and then introduce some raw foods to the baby step by step, in order to 'cut' out mums possibly harmful food choices, but still breastfeed from time to time. The question is what´s the lesser evil? Being fed by a monther on an 'unideal' diet but fed longer on breastmilk, or being breastfed only for 6 month but then give the baby more nutritious raw food.

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Re: Until what age should one breastfeed if the mother doesn´t eat healthy
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 10:55:25 pm »
Even if the mother is on a cooked food diet, then the infant should be breastfed for as long as possible. HG women tend to breastfeed their babies until they are 2 years old, though, admittedly, part of the reason for that is that breastfeeding has a 98% contraceptive effect. Basically, mother's milk adapts to the needs of the baby, constantly being altered in composition, and contains valuable nutrients such as colostrum etc., which the baby needs. The only reason for not breastfeeding would be a diet consisting only of extremely processed junk food such as McDonald's or if the mother smokes or drinks heavily, imo. Err, perhaps we need a female perspective on this issue!...

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what are HG women?

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HG- is hunter gatherer mothers that live off of the land.

Even mothers who eat junk can benefit their children with breastfeeding, especially considering most formula is basically corn syrup with, GMO dairy, and a bunch of synthetic chemicals that are called vitamins. Even breast milk from processed food fed mothers can be generally more beneficial than formula....after a certain age the digestive tract matures enough that its possible to put together an extremely good quality formula with blended with raw dairy and other raw animal foods.

Its also relevant to mention that the breast milk is formulated in order to prime the offsprings system in a way that makes it most tolerant to the environment. Certain immune factors and protective measures are passed through the breast milk, so that mothers consuming highly antigenic foods can through their breast milk help their offspring become more tolerant to those same foods. Through weaning process, mammals typically slowly transition into eating the same foods available to their parents.....the problem now days is that through commercialism the entire process of maternal breast feeding inoculation is royally messed up because most children are weaned on the most offal processed baby food that isn't anything close to what the maternal antibodies have been designed to facilitate optimal adaptation. Human babies no longer are weaned on the same foods that were used to produce the placenta or breast milk which nourished them through the early stages, and many suffer from not being able to properly transition into tolerating the swill that passes for toddler food in many parts of the civilized world!
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