Iodine and breast feeding

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

  • seafood
  • sea vegetables (kelp, arame, nori)
  • Brazil nuts
  • dairy products