This Campaign Calls Out the Detriments of Bad Diet in Breastfeeding Moms

They say you are what you eat, so why would you want to feed your baby processed, chemical-ridden junk food? That is the concern of a new campaign that seeks to slam mothers for breastfeeding while consuming unhealthy food options. In the three-image campaign, which was commissioned by Brazil's Pediatric Society of Rio Grande (SPRS), there is a prominent message: stop harming your children with your own habits. One image shows an infant nursing on a breast that is painted like a cheeseburger, in another it's a sprinkled donut, and the final one a cup of soda. All provide the tag line, "Your child is what you eat." bad diet in moms who breastfeed The campaign comes in lieu of a recent study by Robert Waterland, who is an associate professor of pediatrics and molecular and human genetics. Waterline discovered that by having a healthier diet, mothers can provide their babies with a gene variant that can suppress cancer growth. But the main controversy around the campaign seems to be whether it is really meant to  help women make better choices, or if it is simply shaming them for opting for a cheeseburger or a donut every now and then. In comparison to the campaign, the American Academy of Pediatrics finds little effect of diet on mothers' babies health, saying "the mammary glands that produce your milk are able to provide your baby with highly nutritious milk even if your diet isn't perfect every day" and "milk-producing cells help regulate how much of what you eat and drink actually reaches your baby." What do you think of this campaign? Source: Popsugar Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_109821" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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