Did You Know??? Maternal Nutrition and Bonding

Here is a super short series.  It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll write a very compelling tidbit and then include a picture to explain why this post is not longer.

Did you know that a ‘smooth, effective birth’ is dependent on the hormone oxytocin?  Ocytocin is responsible for uterine contractions, the ejaculation of breastmilk and BONDING between mother and baby.  It is called the hormone of love.  (See Michel O’Dent in the book section.) 

When levels of oxytocin are adequate the birth experience, breastfeeding and bonding are all deeply enhanced.  In fact, the bonding process is so powerful that effective bonding results in the BABY being a more monogomous spouse and more closely bonded parent later in life!

Oxytocin is manufactured in the body.  What ingredients are needed to manufacture this “hormone of Love”? 

Nine amino acids.   

dscn48931Improper nutrition = poor outcomes for women. 


Now, here’s what I’m dealing with at my Atlanta house this week.

Would one of the wonderful practitioners reading this blog be so kind as to expound on the above topic? 

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This massive tree fell in our homeschool during recent storms.  The house looks small next to this 90 foot bull pine tree.

God is good all the time- we were not home and nobody was hurt.

One Response to “Did You Know??? Maternal Nutrition and Bonding”
  1. Adriana C Azcarate-Ferbel ND says:

    Hello I have been doing research and I have not had luck finding all the nutrients but the structure of the oxytocin contains tha following aminoacids: cysteine, tyrosine, isoleucine, glutamine, asparagine, proline, leucine and glycine. (therefore protein is important to consume). Also Magnesium is important for the function of oxytocin.
    It is known that if a woman has had many stressful life esperiences then oxytocin release will be lower. I hope this is helpful.

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