80% of what exposures moms have had in their body by a life time of accumulation, not just on the job but through air, water and food (heavy metals to plastics & persistent organic pollutants) drain from mom, to babe, through breast feeding.
These chemicals are being linked to causing issues in your child’s health, especially attention problems from autism and ADHD to Aspergers syndrome.
The mother of the future will detox before getting pregnant.
End of story… to have better beginnings of stories. There is no other way out of protecting our child’s brains and the next generations. Here is just one such article. I wrote about this in Hormone Deception, but more and more we see this is why our children aren’t thinking so well as so many moms around the world are lamenting to anthropologists and docs alike. (J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Apr 2:1-8. )
Maternal risk factors associated with lead, mercury and cadmium levels in umbilical cord blood, breast milk and newborn hair. (Dursun A1, Yurdakok K, Yalcin SS, Tekinalp G, Aykut O, Orhan G, Morgil GK.)
Lead (Pb), mercury (Hg) and cadmium (Cd) are environmental pollutants that are wide spread throughout the world. The present study aimed to investigate the level of exposure to Pb, Hg and Cd during the prenatal period, and the possible routes of maternal exposure to these toxic heavy metals.
The study included 123 mothers and their newborns.
Among the 107 breast milk samples analyzed, 89 (83.2%) had a detectable level of Pb and the mean level was 14.56 ± 12.13 µgL-1. Detection rate of Cd in breast milk was higher in women who resided near to city waste disposal site. Detection rate of Cd in cord blood was significantly higher in the women who consumed ≥2 servings of fish weekly. Maternal exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) resulted in elevated levels of Pb and Cd in newborn hair samples.
Most of the study samples had detectable levels of Pb, Hg and Cd, indicating that there was long-term maternal exposure prior to and during pregnancy, and a considerable number of the cord and breast milk samples had levels that exceeded the present accepted safety level.