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I am nursing, my baby is 8 month old and dairy free, what would you recommend for protein shake?

I assume the protein powder is for you – not baby?

Nursing is enough for your baby at the moment unless they're asking for more foods. If they are asking for more, you’d feed them steamed mashed organic vegetables.

If you want protein powder for you, I recommend Whey Slim by Seeking Health as it contains highly absorbable forms of amino acids and L-Carnitine which is beneficial for you and your developing little one.

There is no lactose in Whey Slim so if you have lactose intolerance, that is not an issue here.

Do not give baby any Whey Slim as it is a dairy product. We don't want baby eating any dairy until they are at least 1 years old, preferably 2.

I also recommend that you add 2 teaspoons of Optimal Fish Oil by Seeking Health to your smoothie as well. Makes it quite creamy.

The Optimal Fish Oil tastes quite good, free of metals and provides you and your little one EPA and DHA which is highly important for brain development.

I also recommend you take 5,000 IU of Vitamin D3 a day as breastfeeding mothers need to supply themselves and baby. Vitamin D3 is often quite low in mothers and in babies. Your baby will get the vitamin D3 and other nutrients via your breastmilk.

Research shows that infants taking probiotics from birth have less skin problems, improved immunity and digestive function. I highly recommend you consider giving your baby ¼ teaspoon of ProBiota Infant once a day after breastfeeding. Research also shows that babies taking probiotics absorb less toxins such as pesticides, herbicides, BPA, toxins from molds and bad bacteria to name a few.

Given that you are breastfeeding and need to remain healthy as well, I highly recommend you consider taking ¼ teaspoon of ProBiota 12 Powder after dinner. It is important that you don’t absorb toxins and metals from foods and the environment via your intestines because what you absorb goes into your breastmilk and into baby. I should also state that 70% of our immune system comes from our beneficial bacteria.

If your baby is suffering from colic, ear infections, teething, eczema or other ailments, do let me know. I’m well versed being a father of three boys and a physician.

Should you have any further questions, do let me know.

In health,
Dr Ben