Fast food diet before pregnancy can impact breast milk and b
A diet high in sugar and fat such as burgers, fries, and fizzy drinks can negatively affect a new mother's breast milk and baby's health even before the child is conceived. The new study using lab mice has found that even relatively short-term consumption of a fast food diet impacts women's health, reducing their ability to produce nutritional breast milk after giving birth. This can affect the newborn's well-being, as well as increase the risk of both mother and child developing potentially fatal conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in later life.