When To Pump Breast Milk To Get Rid Of Toxins
There are multiple issues related to breastfeeding which women are usually apprehensive about such as finding blood in milk, taking drugs while breastfeeding, infections caused due to breast milk, and nutritional value of breast feed and diet requirements of lactating women.
Some of these issues are quite frightening. One such important issue is finding toxins in breast milk. Environmental pollution has caused damage to virtually everything including human milk. Some of the toxins that have been found in breast milk include arsenic, chromium, DDT, PCBs, dioxins, mercury, benzene, perchlorate and trichloroethylene.
There are several side effects caused due to exposure of toxins. Toxins increase the risk of developing cancers in children. However, breastfeeding mothers have lower incidence of cancers. Toxins cause a significant damage to neurological development, brain growth intelligence and learning abilities in infants. Exposure to toxins causes a reduction of immunity in infants.
However, human body is a marvelous creation of God that is equipped with the apparatus which is necessary to get rid of toxins. Most of these toxins are fat soluble and get deposited in fat bodies. These toxins are gradually removed during the process. But, women undergoing dieting during breast feeding tend to burn fat in excess amount thereby rapidly releasing these toxins into blood. These toxins enter the breast milk and are passed on to the baby. Therefore, women are advised not to lose weight drastically while breast feeding.
Another major issue of concern is release of drugs into breast milk. If possible, mothers should avoid taking any pills. If absolutely necessary, then drugs can be taken, but it is better to avoid drugs with sustained release nature. It is best to pump breast milk before taking these drugs. Alternatively, an interval of 4-6 hours after taking the drugs can be maintained before resuming breast feeding. Toxins are also drastically released at the time of infections such as typhoid, cholera and jaundice. Women should avoid breastfeeding at this time.
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