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Birth Breastfeeding And The ‘Bugs’ Video Comments From Our Mississauga Naturopath

Posted By On 30 Jun 2015
Natural Flower
This is a neat little video describing how vaginal birth and breastfeeding influence our immune system and our metabolism for life! Isn’t that amazing? It also touches on how vaginal birth can decrease risk of adult diseases such as diabetes and allergies.
This all has to do with something called microorganisms that exist in the birth canal and in breastmilk. They function to protect our bodies and help our immune systems recognize friend from foe in our bodies.
Check it out!
Dr. Kirsten Almon – Naturopathic Doctor and Doula in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health




Breast is best


The research is overwhelmingly in favour of breast feeding being best for preemies, term and post-dates babies.  Moms need the support to continue doing it.  All in favour say Yay!



  • WHO clearly states that breastmilk is the most important only source of nutrition from 0-6 months and maybe longer
  • Moms of infants, newborns and toddlers of all ages
  • Moms of sick infants or Sick moms
  • Someone else’s mom can provide extra milk for those moms not able to breastfeed via wet-nursing, banking, freezing
  • Dads and other moms: needed for support and commitment
  • Healthcare practitioners: be courteous and kind during this vulnerable stage showing hands-on support
  • The media: support young families and be careful not to vilify those trying to promote it.



  • Colostrums and breastmilk are the most nourishing substances for infants and newborns.  It is full of perfect ratios of fats, proteins and carbohydrates for growing babies.  It is hypoallergenic, nutritious and provides way for mother-baby attachment and bonding.



  • Anywhere and everywhere breastfeeding should be encouraged and accepted
  • Women frequently report harassment when breastfeeding in public or are denied access to commercial places



  • On babies demand and mother’s intuition



  • Benefits mom and baby
  • Improves  social and biological (cognitive and motor) development of infants and newborns
  • Provides perfect nutrition for infants and newborns
  • Improves mother’s stress response, benefits mood, provides platform for nurturing and bonding with baby
  • A woman’s right to breastfeed her child is a human right. Although apparent, it is when a women wishes to exercise this right that she may encounter discriminating structures, attitudes and practices.


  • With support and encouragement from all sources: Dads, other moms, health care practitioners, the media
  • 2-3 litres of water per day
  • Stress management
  • Health and nutritional status improvements such as herbal teas, homeopathy and acupuncture when needed
  • We carry a herbal blend that helps to increase milk supply if needed, please call asap if you require Lactaid.


This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

Dr. Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for "naturopathic well child visits" and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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