New mothers, your badmilk may prove to be an elixir for your baby and prevent it from developing diabetes or cancer. According to a later study, badfeeding babies who receive probiotic supplements for three weeks improve health gut, thus protecting the baby from diabetes, asthma and cancer risks.
The findings published in the microbiology journal that this could be something in the combination of bad milk and a probiotic organism which lead to lasting changes in the gut microbiome.
Lead author Mark Underwood said that even though they stopped giving the probiotic on day 28 of life, the particular organisms they gave stayed in their fecal community out to 60 days and even longer.
The team explained that an activated form of the beneficial bacterium B. infantis would pair well with the sugars in badmilk to shape the gut microbiota. The team further said that the disruption of the microbiota, particularly early in life, could put a person in the risk of several diseases-both inside the gut and out. These diseases can range from diabetes, allergies, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, and some cancers too.
According to the researchers from University of California, mother's bad milk could help sustain those colonies in the long run.
For the study, the team examined 66 badfeeding mothers. In the first group, 34 mothers fed their newborns to three-week course of Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis EVC001, a probiotic supplement. While the mothers in the second group did not administer probiotics.
From the badysis of fecal samples of infants collected over the span of first 60 days of their life, it was clear that there are remarkable differences in their responses to disease causing pathogens .
The findings revealed that larger populations of B. infantis, which improves gut health was present in newborns who received supplementation than in infants who did not.Those colonies persisted for at least 30 days after the end of supplementation, suggesting that the Changes were durable.
Breastmilk forms one of the first sources of nutrition for the baby. Insufficient milk production may be due to many reasons such as insufficient glandular tissue, hormonal changes, illnesses, or nutritional deficiencies. Ms. Anju Majeed, Director and Senior Scientist at Sami Labs, suggests some of the most prominent spices or galactogogues that can come handy.
1. Fenugreek or Methi Seeds: Fenugreek is one of the oldest medicinal herbs. Methi seeds contain a compound called phytoestrogens that help in boosting the function of mammary glands. Methi seeds should be overnight, boiled and strained and had every morning to increase milk supply.
2. Cinnamon: Cinnamon helps to increase the flow of mother's milk. It will also help in delaying periods after childbirth. A pinch of cinnamon should be added to half a teaspoon of honey or a glbad of warm milk and consumed.
3. Shatavari: This traditional herb has been used to cure the problem of insufficient milk supply in nursing mothers for long. Shatavari contains steroidal saponins mainly shatavarins that help to increase the production of milk.
4. Cumin: An integral part of Indian cuisine, is a great remedy for stimulating milk production. These seeds are packed with iron, which is an essential mineral for nursing mothers. Cumin seeds also aid in digestion, stimulate bowel movements and provide relief against gastric problems. Cumin powder should be consumed with warm milk at bed time for best results.