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How Should I Do A Candida Diet If I Am Nursing?

August 12, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, New Zealand naturopath. Thanks for checking out my video. I’ve got more questions. I’ve got lots of questions from all kinds
of people. “How should I go about a Candida diet if I’m
nursing? I’m nursing and how do I do a Candida diet? What do I eat? What do I avoid? Do I treat the Candida problem if I’m nursing?” Let’s talk about that a little bit. It’s not uncommon for women to have a yeast
problem when they’re breastfeeding. Baby can get the problem in the mouth. You might see some white spots there on the
inside or on the tongue. It’s actually not uncommon at all. There could be some nipple thrush. I’ve seen that quite regularly in patients
as well. My wife had problems with breastfeeding because
we’ve got four children. They’re all grown up now. Let’s just discuss this area in general because
it’s not uncommon to find yeast issues that women have often when they are pregnant or
nursing, but this one’s going to be about breastfeeding as we call it in New Zealand
and Australia. One of the key things you want to do with
eating is often many people are fatigued when they’re breastfeeding. They’re tired. They’ve had a baby. They may be up at night. The baby could be putting demands on the mom. There could be lots of breastfeeding problems. There could be attachment problems. The baby’s not taking milk off the breast
properly. The thing that I want you to bear in mind
is the key thing with nursing is to get a very good immune response. The mom needs a very powerful immune response. The mom will best have a good immune response
by understanding the relationship with stress and immunity. By sleeping more, getting support, by getting
help from some relations, particularly the first child is a difficult one, as many experienced
moms will tell you. The first child can be very difficult. When you’ve had several children, you’ll find
it a lot easier to nurse and to have children in general. Having support is a big start. The key foods to eat are obviously foods that
are not going to be high in sugar. I don’t recommend lots of caffeinated drinks,
lots of chocolate, lots of candy or ice cream or things like this that you may give you
like a boost because some women really want to have that boost when they’re feeding because
they’re tired. Be careful of the kind of foods that you eat. Make sure that you’re eating good food and
good quality protein foods, in particular. When you’re producing breast milk, there’s
the fore mile and the hind milk. The milk that comes out first is going to
be higher in sugar. It’s going to be quite sweet. The milk that comes out a little bit later
on is higher in fat, which comforts the child and settles the baby down and often can make
the baby all drowsy and tired. You’ll see if you’re nursing that the baby
might be quite excited initially, but then get increasingly drowsy. Having foods that have got the right kind
of fats in them is a big bonus if you are nursing. Avocado is quite a good fat. Fish like salmon or oil fish is going to be
quite a good fat to have when you’re breastfeeding. Obviously, potato chips and deep fried chicken
nuggets is probably not going to be a good food if you’re breastfeeding. Coconut fat. Good quality fats like an organic sunflower
oil or a good quality sesame oil, olive oil, omega 3 fish oils are good things to have
in your diet when you’re nursing. These are good fats for baby as well as for
the mom. Some people recommend also nut butters like
almond butter. Other people may recommend organic peanut
butter, but I’m not really a big fan of peanut butter at all, whether it’s organic or non-organic. I find it quite an allergy stimulating food. I recommend not eating that. The right fats are important and you’ll see
some other videos I’ve made on good fats and bad fats. I would like you to have a look at that. Proteins, very important that you eat good
quality proteins. That’s up to you. If you’re a vegan, vegetarian or a meat eater. Again, I’ve made many videos on different
types of proteins, but personally, I believe that having some meat in the diet is quite
an advantage. But some people will attack me and say, “You’re
wrong. We can live on nothing but vegetables.” Well, that’s fine. But I feel for breastfeeding, it’s an advantage
to have some kind of meat proteins in the diet. I feel it settles the baby down quite a lot. Egg protein, organic chicken protein, high
quality fish protein, maybe some lamb protein. These are good things to have. Be careful particularly with fruits. That you go for low sugar fruits. A long time ago when I started to write articles
on Candida, I remember telling people that apples were fine. I got actually attacked online for saying
that. I found that green apples were, in fact, an
advantage when at a point where people said that all apples are not a good idea. Green apples or the old fashioned apples,
the sour apples are great. They’re good for breastfeeding, too. One green apple a day. Since I started writing about that in 2012,
lots of people are talking about it on the internet because they realize that green apples
are actually not too bad for Candida. Pomegranate, avocado, berries. You may get away with pears, but you need
to be careful with pears because some pears can be high in sugars again and can upset
the baby and can create again oral thrush. If your child’s got an oral thrush issue,
be very careful with the type of fruits you eat. Drink plain water. Be very careful of caffeinated beverages that
can stimulate the child. I don’t believe chocolate is a good food to
eat when you’re breastfeeding. Some women will beg to differ. Raw cacao may be a better snack food if you
want to go that way. I’m a big fan of vegetables. I always have been and I believe the basis
of a good plant based diet is very good particularly for breastfeeding. Particularly foods high in folic acid, which
are exactly what the baby needs. Spinach. Excellent food for breastfeeding. But also seaweed to put a bit of iodine into
the diet. Iodine has proven now to be very, very important
for the baby’s brain development. Anti-candida approach with foods and breastfeeding. Look again at things like garlic, ginger,
plenty of herbs that I’ve discussed previously. I’m not a big fan of recommending anti-fungal
supplements. Some doctors may prescribe nystatin. For some women with a serious case of yeast
infection, it may be necessary to take nystatin. But in most cases, it’s not required at all. If you eat a very good quality diet free from
a lot of crap that I’ve talked about many times. If you lead a low stress lifestyle or try
to get some support from a supportive partner, hopefully, if you’ve got one, that’s going
to go a long way toward preventing a bad Candida blowout when you’re nursing. Stress is one of the biggest issues that many
women face when they’re nursing. Remember, folks, stress can really wreck your
immune system. It can really cause a lot of problems that
can push Candida right out. Vaginal thrush is best not treated too aggressively
if you’re nursing, during any stages of pregnancy and nursing. I recommend that you wait until you start
doing some vaginal treatment for yeast infection. If the baby’s got oral thrush, consider this
homeopathic remedy for the baby called borax. You can get that often from different homeopathic
pharmacies or in America, there’s different companies that will sell that one. I find that remedy very good for oral thrush
for the baby. Common sense with the Candida diet, folks. Good quality protein, very low sugars, maybe
some coconut products that are anti-fungal. Some women I know put a little bit of coconut
oil on their finger and run that around the baby’s mouth. That can sometimes help. Sometimes a little bit of coconut on the nipple
area. Some people use probiotics on this area as
well. It works for some women. Other women may get aggravations. Bifido bacterium is particularly good for
the baby. Bifido bacterium works well for babies. There are many companies that make a good
bifido formula. CanXida Restore is perfectly fine to take
when you’re nursing. Some women will take it. Many won’t take anything at all when they’re
nursing, but that’s perfectly up to you what you take. It’s not hard to get on top of Candida if
you’re pregnant by stopping it in the first place from really taking off, particularly
during pregnancy and breastfeeding stages. I hope that gives you a couple of different
ideas on how to do a Candida diet approach when you’re nursing. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Kale Mussel October 22, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Great video doc.

  • Reply Siddhesh Pawar October 29, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Hey, I have a question, will my brown spots will disappear which were due to yeast infection on inner thies???

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  • Reply Kierston C. Miller February 20, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    How many grams of carbs a day are recommended for nursing moms? I can’t eliminate all of them. Is brown rice okay? Thank you for your videos! I’ve been having brown rice cooked with cinnamon so it’s like a oatmeal but with rice. I read that cinnamon kills Candida. Is this okay?

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