those who were formula fed have not only underdeveloped guts but lower mineral and nutrient reserves. This relays lifelong gut problems, but also nutrient delivery problems, chemical regulation in the brain, autoimmune trouble, and soooo much more. So, my hypothesis, if you were formula fed as an infant if you simply stay away from every ingredient that was in your infant formula, youre probably bound to improve your health. Just a thought…
those breastfed(assuming the mom wasnt some cracked out drug addicted whore..) seem to be those who can eat what they want(beans, nuts, high carbs) and have no problem.
maybe whey protein isnt as bad for someone who was breast fed but one who was formula fed(which whey is usually in) will react badly to whey, same with lactose and dairy. same with msg, carcinogens, lactic acid(and other acids) and even wheat- also, wheat, gluten, oats, rye, milk, lactose, milk protein, milk fats, wheat starch, soy, sometimes fish oils and citric acids, glutamate, yeast. if you started your life with the ingredients in formula youve already f*cked yourself IMO and those will be the same ingredients you need to stay away from. Same goes for Lactose, fructose, glucose, maltodextrose, carbohydrate (corn maltodextrin, modified corn starch ,corn syrup solids), protein (whey, casein, soy protein isolate), fat (soy oil, coconut oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, palm or olein oil*)
I think the difference is just sourcing. manufacturers assume LC-PUFA from boobmilk is the same as LC-PUFA sourced from plant fat, and at this stage in an infants life- obviously the ingredients in LC PUFA from plant sources in formula make NO SENSE whatsoever. I guess your sort of at a loss being formula fed forever then, it prolly also sets you up for neuroendocrine disruptions, arguably personality problems, ADHD, autoimmunity problems, an omega ratio that is beyond repair, low vitamin/mineral status.
so dairy may not be bad for everyone, but for a formula fed offspring(such as myself) it prolly is. Same with a LOT of food/products
I would love to hear anyones thoughts on the idea of removing every ingredient from your formula(or making a guess as to what was in it) and making it the base of YOUR paleo/primal/real food diet.
I was exclusively breastfed, to the point that I wouldn't even take a bottle of expressed milk. I bf'ed for 2 years and didn't eat many solids at all the first year, getting pretty much all of my nutrition from breast milk. Sounds close to ideal. And yet, I can't tolerate gluten, dairy, celery, brussel sprouts, oats, corn, etc. AT ALL. Not sure if I'd be worse off if I was formula fed, but I'm glad I don't have to find out.
I do fine with dairy (fermented or raw, since I'm lactose intolerant) even though I was completely formula fed & in fact given condensed milk because my mom couldn't afford formula all the time. Going Primal & healing my gut with fermented foods has sorted out my digestion beautifully.
The state of the mom's gut bacteria and how the baby is born has a huge impact on the baby's gut health--perhaps even more of an impact than what is actually eaten by mom during pregnancy or what the baby is fed.
For example, if mom's gut bacteria is healthy even though she eats a SAD diet, and she gives birth vaginally at home, baby doesn't get touched by non-family members (so is inoculated only by the family's bacteria) than baby might have healthy gut bacteria and may be fine even if not exclusively breastfed.
But if mom eats a Primal diet but has a C-section (and possibly antibiotics given during labor due to concerns about Group B Strep), baby may have imbalanced gut bacteria due to exposure to to non-family bacteria in the hospital, antibiotics and not having the chance to go through the birth canal & be inoculated with mom's (hopefully healthy) gut bacteria.
I was breastfed a year and a half and so was my sister (though I think she was a year) and we are both casein intolerant, gluten intolerant, and have issues with soy. Then again we were both c-sections. My little brother was partially breastfed and partially formula fed and he has issues with dairy. I don 't know if he has issues with gluten.
I wouldn't be surprised by those findings, but since we are a constantly evolving species I'd expect to see a bell curve at the very least. I think it's a good platform to start, no matter who you are, to avoid chemicals and processed foods - then tweak and play to see what's right for you.
It'd be interesting to see the results posted here.
I was fed formula and do not do well with most of those items. My husband was mainly breastfed and does a much better job tolerating them. We can be your first two confirmed reports :)
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