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A new study - conducted in Switzerland, published in the British Journal of Nutrition and publicized by the organic advocacy group The Cornucopia Institute - here says that “organic dairy and meat products in a mother’s diet positively affect the nutritional quality of her breast milk …

“Specifically, a diet in which 90% or more of dairy and meat products are organic is correlated with measurably higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA is a type of fat that is believed to have anti-carcinogenic, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-diabetic and immune-enhancing effects, as well as a favorable influence on body fat composition. For newborns specifically, CLA is believed to especially aid immune system development.”

According to says Dr. Lukas Rist, lead author of the study, “The study shows that breastfeeding mothers can influence the supply and quality of fatty acids for their infants, by eating a diet with organic dairy.”
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