Topics of Interest


PUFA’s and EFA’s

PUFA’s are the polyunsaturated fatty acids and the EFA’s are essential fatty acids. Over the past few days we have been going over the benefits of these, especially of DHA and EPA, before and during pregnancy and while nursing. The omega-6′s are in abundant supply in the typical US diet due to the high consumption […]

Breastfeeding Benefits

The evidence is now in. Babies who are breastfed are definitely healthier. Mothers also benefit substantially. Babies who are not breastfed have higher risk of infectious illnesses, necrotizing enterocolitis, childhood obesity, diabetes, leukemia and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Mother who do not breastfeed are at increased risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, obesity, diabetes, […]

Breastfeeding Protects Against Several Health Risks

The WHO has recommended at least 2 years of breastfeeding. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, The American Academy of Family Physicians and The American Academy of Pediatrics have recommended exclusively breastfeeding for at least six months and to extend this as much as possible through the first year and thereafter. Currently only 31.5% […]