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Old 03-26-2013, 14:48   #1
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I will be a daddy(biological) first the time. Is a Low Carb diet healthy for a new born? Are there any forums, books, doctors that you would recommend on this topic? Diabetes ran in my family like wild fire!!

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A newborn is on milk/formula - which is high fat, actually.

In western culture I think babies are given solids way too soon, and we also feed them grains and sugars early. Other cultures do not do this and their babies and children are healthy.


I'm sure someone who likes to do research will come by and answer your question about sources of information.

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Infants need only breast milk or formula for at least the first 6 months. After that solids can be introduced (but don't have to be!) A baby's main nutrition should be breast milk or formula for the entire first year!

As a culture we start solids way too early, and push too many solids too fast. We also wean our babies way too early! The WHO reccomends at least two years of breast feeding, and then as long as both parties wish to continue. After the age of one, cows milk is a "acceptable" substitute for breast milk, but is subpar.

I would highly reccomend the website www.kellymom.com. Very accurate information on nursing, introducing solids, weaning, and bottle feeding the breasted baby.

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I am a new mother to an almost 4 month boy and was wondering the same thing one of these days. Then i thought that all i want to teach my child is to eat healthy and exercise well. Junk food and a sedentary life fasten up the process of getting diabetic (if you are prone to it). I would say, do the best you can. Teach them about nutrition, exercise and benefits of healthy eating. We all are "blessed" with some genes we cant change. God forbid, if they end up with something like we do, i hope they have the strength and courage to make the best of it. That is what i want my child to learn.

Also, i got my baby's stem cells saved in the stem cell bank. They say that it can help the kid fight a lot of diseases and diabetes is one of them. Maybe science will have progressed so much by then that they will just be able to use this therapy and get over and done with diabetes.

All in all, i can understand your need to protect your child as much as possible. I feel the same when i see my little one. But i know i can only do so much. So just pray hard, teach them to work hard on their health and also teach them that life does not happen always the way they would want it. Things happen. Just teach them to make the best of it and count their blessings always. I hope i can teach my little devil this

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Low carb and HIGH FAT is definitely good for babies and kids. When I was little my parents made their own baby food by putting meat and veggies in the blender.

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Infants need only breast milk or formula for at least the first 6 months. After that solids can be introduced (but don't have to be!) A baby's main nutrition should be breast milk or formula for the entire first year!

As a culture we start solids way too early, and push too many solids too fast. We also wean our babies way too early! The WHO reccomends at least two years of breast feeding, and then as long as both parties wish to continue. After the age of one, cows milk is a "acceptable" substitute for breast milk, but is subpar.

I would highly reccomend the website www.kellymom.com. Very accurate information on nursing, introducing solids, weaning, and bottle feeding the breasted baby.
Thanks, 3babygirls!! For healthy human breast milk, do the mother have to be on a healthy diet?

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I am a new mother to an almost 4 month boy and was wondering the same thing one of these days. Then i thought that all i want to teach my child is to eat healthy and exercise well. Junk food and a sedentary life fasten up the process of getting diabetic (if you are prone to it). I would say, do the best you can. Teach them about nutrition, exercise and benefits of healthy eating. We all are "blessed" with some genes we cant change. God forbid, if they end up with something like we do, i hope they have the strength and courage to make the best of it. That is what i want my child to learn.

Also, i got my baby's stem cells saved in the stem cell bank. They say that it can help the kid fight a lot of diseases and diabetes is one of them. Maybe science will have progressed so much by then that they will just be able to use this therapy and get over and done with diabetes.

All in all, i can understand your need to protect your child as much as possible. I feel the same when i see my little one. But i know i can only do so much. So just pray hard, teach them to work hard on their health and also teach them that life does not happen always the way they would want it. Things happen. Just teach them to make the best of it and count their blessings always. I hope i can teach my little devil this
I agree with you Paulomi!! My wife think I'm over thinking and moving to fast!! I just want to do my part and see if we can slow down this devil(diabetes) in my family!!

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No. The only one that will be effected by a poor diet would be the mother. Even in famine conditions, a mother will make excellent quality milk for her baby! Factors in a diet that effect milk production is the amount of calories and water intake. Milk production can burn up to 500 calories a day, so ensuring a mother in eating enough calories is essential. Also a mother needs to drink to thirst, they need enough water. Other then that, there is very little they can't eat. Even alcohol on occasion is fine.

While a mother can't effect the amount of fat in breast milk, she can effect the kinds of fat, due to what she eats. Eating good fats and avoiding the bad is a good idea. Also the fore milk (the milk that comes out of the breast first) is watery and has little fat in it. The hindmilk (the milk that comes toward the end of a feeding) is fat rich and helps to satisfy a baby, so making sure to let a baby nurse on one breast until they are done before switching (if the baby wants to switch) is a good idea as well.

Breastfeeding babies also have a lower risk of developing diabetes later in life.

(In case anyone is wondering, I wanted to be a lactation consultant, and am still nursing my youngest, so I have done a lot of research and breastfeeding is one of my soapboxes that I feel strongly about!)

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Thanks, 3babygirl!! That's good information!

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Dr. Eenfeldt (author of LCHF for beginners | DietDoctor.com) had a baby girl maybe a year ago(?) and she has been eating LCHF along with the family. He talks about it a bit on his blog.

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