It’s well known that iodine is essential to creation of thyroid hormones. But it is also essential in the growth of normal breast tissue and essential in the cognitive development of a nursing baby. Including small amounts of iodine rich foods in the diet is important to ensure the milk is sufficient for a babies requirement.
Iodine rich foods. Found mainly in the ocean but also in some soil, iodine is in animal protein foods and sea vegetables
- sea vegetables (kelp, arame, nori)
- Brazil nuts
- dairy products