Damaging the baby’s digestion with C-sections

Here is an interesting C-section fact: Fecal samples from infants are different between vaginal births and C-section births. The baby’s gut microbiome changes according to the way they are delivered and the C-section baby’s gut bacteria is significantly less similar to their mothers as compared to those that deliver vaginally. Why is this so important for the infant? Gut bacteria helps shape the nutrients and vitamins derived from both their food and breastmilk to benefit the growing baby to the max. This critical digestive process in the infant helps produce vital essential amino acids and plays a significant role in metabolism, immunity, and also child behavior. Of course, choosing to breastfeed also impacts the microbiome heavily – but still, C-section births can impact the infant negatively all the way through adulthood. Did you know that the US has one of the highest C-section rate in the world – crowding 1 out of 3 births into the medical procedure that cuts the baby out of the womb? Medical madness at its finest…

Childbirth is an event - not a procedure...

Childbirth is an event – not a procedure…

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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