Over the years, I have noticed some incredibly healthy mothers who are distraught by having toddlers with rampant tooth decay – even when they are given mostly breast milk and a well-rounded diet.
A correlation seems to suggest be that the mothers are unknowingly deficient in many minerals, which in turn may lead to deficiencies in their newborn/infant/toddler.
Many times, these children can develop softer enamel, which is much more decay prone.
To make things worse, most of these mothers also may have leaky gut, which can leave their children with a weaker gastrointestinal immune system, and more prone to allergies and sickness.
Before getting pregnant, I was shocked to find out I too fit into this category – unable to produce or absorb critical minerals and antioxidants. I was tested, and changed my diet as well as started supplementing vitamins and minerals that are important in fetal development. I was high energy and had zero issues throughout pregnancy! I am continuing to supplement while breastfeeding.
I highly recommend increasing the dietary awareness to mothers who are expecting or trying to conceive!