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Berkeley, CA

510-325-4785

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It's all about results, right?

Many MamaKai parents report immediate benefits with incorporating more nourishment and support during pregnancy, birth and beyond, including, but not limited to, the following.

 

Mamas and papas have reduced stress

They rest assured that their meals are extremely healthful as well as incredibly convenient to reheat and grab on the go. With having less stress hormones in mama's body and thus in her breast milk, babies experience more calm, Keeping in mind how powerful the effect of hormones are on our children's development. Experiencing higher levels of stress hormones as an infant may impair their ability to regulate their endocrine systems later in life (adrenal fatigue, hypo/hyperthyroid, hashimotos disorder etc.).

Babies have better digestion

Less gas, diarrhea, constipation and excessive spitting up; therefore less overall digestive pains and less overall distress and crying. 

Babies have better sleep patterns

Therefore mamas and papas get more and better rest and experience less exhaustion overall. When mamas eat more nutrient-dense foods, her breast milk will be more nutrient-dense as well, thus creating a more satiating food for her infant.  

Mamas and babies have heightened immune response

Actually, the whole family experiences a heightened immune response. Better immunity means less inflammation, digestive issues, allergies, asthma, colds, fevers, eczema, diaper rash etc. 

Mamas see increased quality and quantity of their breast milk 

This typically leads to rapid weight increase for the baby (this is a good thing) because they have all of the key elements he/she needs for proper development. Again, the body knows how to grow and develop if it has the right tools accessible. Low birth weights have been linked to illness and disease later in life (see The Barker Theory). 


Less disease with age

Great high-quality foods and community support help build a body that will experience less disease with age. A person's body and organ systems are mostly fully developed by the age of 2. Poor nutrition in newborns has been linked to chronic health conditions developing later in life because those organ systems were never fully developed properly in infancy and childhood. (Barker Theory, Nutrition in the Womb) (CDC statistics), including:

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  • Digestive Disorders
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Asthma, Allergies and Other Food & Chemical Sensitivities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders / Mental Illnesses
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Other Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease