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I’m really curious after reading the opinions on this subject from some of the ladies. I’m wondering if others whould chime in and tell us, if you were in the position of having a Candida albicans infestation, but your baby did not, would you continue to breast feed your baby?
Whatever is taken into or created in a mother’s body eventually will end up in the milk supply because a mother’s breast are described as a virtual ‘sponge’ when it comes to soaking up the substances that are in her body. Of course, the purpose of this action is to soak up and feed the baby as many of the vitamins and other nutrients that are available in the mother’s body. But unfortunately, the breasts cannot differentiate between the different substances that enter a human body. This is why when breast milk is analyzed in research studies, such substances as PCB’s, dioxin, trichloroethylene, perchlorate, mercury, lead, benzene, and arsenic are found in the milk … And, if a mother is fighting a Candida infestation, the baby is also going to be ingesting milk which is tainted with both Candida albicans as well as the aldehyde toxins from the dying Candida. The problem is, if you’re treating both the mother and the baby for a Candida overgrowth, and the baby is breast feeding, then the poor baby is getting a double dose of the die-off toxins. Certainly not a very safe situation for the baby.
Please understand that I am not saying that mothers should not breast feed their babies, obviously breast feeding is the healthiest way to nourish a baby; I’m just a long way from being convinced that a mother with a Candida overgrowth should breast feed a baby with or without the same problem.