Your baby benefits from what you eat - World Breastfeeding Week

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Breastfeeding mothers are being reminded of the importance of maintaining their mineral levels to ensure their babies get the best possible start in life.

World Breastfeeding Week is upon us and the World Health Organisation recommends that babies receive breast milkonly for the first six months of their life. The WHO bases this on research which shows that adolescents and adults who were breastfed as babies are less likely to be obese or have type-II diabetes, and are more likely to perform well in intelligence tests.

The average nursing mother produces around 750ml of breast milk per day, and needs to consume more calories than normal in order to produce an adequate milk supply. Yet some mums struggle to consume sufficient nutrients to ensure both they and their baby are properly nourished at this crucial time of life because many foods now have reduced nutritional value due to modern intensive farming methods.

In particular, there are far fewer minerals and trace elements in food compared to just 30 years ago, and these are vital for the cells in your body to be able to make proper use of other key nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

Cellnutrition Head of Science Roger Meacock explained: “Everyone knows that breast milk is best for babies, but maintaining healthy mineral levels does more than just make sure your breast milk contains all the nutrients your baby needs.”

It is estimated that as many as 80% of the population suffers from a mineral deficiency of some sort. Signs of a mineral deficiency can include: dehydration, food cravings, muscle cramps, fatigue, mood swings, depression, an inability to concentrate, anaemia, lowered immune function, dizziness, headaches, and gastrointestinal problems.

Cellnutrition Quinton gently replenishes the minerals and trace elements missing from your system. It is the world’s only 100% natural and bioavailable nutritional supplement to nourish your cells with 78 minerals and trace elements in the precise proportions they require to be strong and healthy.

Meacock adds: “There are other benefits for your baby because the health of your microbiome, the good bacteria in and on your body which supports your immune system and overall health, will be boosted too.

“Mothers pass this on to their baby in the womb, during natural childbirth and afterwards during breastfeeding. So by maintaining your mineral levels through and beyond pregnancy when you breastfeed you are building the best foundationfor your baby’s health ready for the rest of their life.”

Breastfeeding mothers benefit from having fully nourished cells to help maintain energy levels, support immune system function and assist during times of stress, fatigue, and lowered concentration levels. Newborn babies benefit from having the very best start in life which goes beyond simple nutrition.

“When the nutrients we need are hard to come by in our food, Cellnutrition Quinton provides a natural support for breastfeeding mothers. Being completely organic, it is easily absorbed by the body so you can be confident both mother and baby have all the minerals they need to thrive.

“Breastfeeding is such an important stage in a baby’s life that we would encourage any mothers who are concerned that they might be suffering from a mineral deficiency to contact Cellnutrition and find out how taking a complete mineral supplement which is 100% natural and bioavailable can support you and your baby’s health.”

Among the minerals found in Quinton are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, chloride, and sulphur, while the trace elements include iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, and selenium. Quinton is unique because it provides these nutrients in perfect balance with each other and your body – ensuring that your body has the minerals and trace elements it needs when it needs them.