Breastmilk is a powerful liquid. It has shown to hold some powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties. I megadose vitamin c on a daily basis and always thought that this was supplying my breastmilk with megadoses, Unfortunately, through testing I now know that my baby needs to be supplemented vitamin c as well. This winter she developed two ear infections, strep, and the flu. The ear infections and strep I was not supplementing her with vitamin c and she was extremely sick. She developed an ear infection and when it ruptured she developed bells palsy. At that time I began supplementing her with vitamin c apart from my megadosing and breastfeeding. She began to heal extremely well and when she developed the flu it consisted of a stuffy nose and a slight fever overnight. It was not as bad with the supplementation of vitamin c.
I decided to do a little experiment to see what was up with my breastmilk. I used Quantofix vitamin c test strips. I tested out my glass of ascorbic acid first and as you can see the concentration of vitamin c appears very high. My daughters test strip from urine appeared exactly the same color after I supplemented her with 2 grams of vitamin c. I tested my milk foremilk and hindmilk together before supplementation of vitamin c. The test strip shows 100 mg/L of vitamin c. I then drank 8 grams of vitamin c. My bowel tolerance is 3 but I wanted to flush to really see how bowel tolerance and flushing impact my milk. As you can see throughout this time of bowel tolerance, flushing, and an hour after there was no change in the concentration of vitamin c in my breastmilk. Just after the 8 grams my milk appears to show a darker color but no significant change.
I have concluded that megadosing moms should also be supplementing their babies with vitamin c for optimal health. There is just too much toxicity in our world to not be supplementing vitamin c. This dosage chart needs to also apply to megadosing breastfeeders.