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DIET FOR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS

Post by on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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??It is important for you to eat a well-balanced diet made up of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, protein, and a little bit of fat to make sure you produce enough milk rich of nutrients for your baby, besides ensuring adequate supply of nutrients to yourself.
 
??When you are breastfeeding you should eat about 500 calories extra daily than you did before you became pregnant. You should ensure to get 1,000 milligrams of calcium and to drink at least eight glasses of non-caffeinated liquid daily.
 
??If your baby gets fussy, develops a rash, diarrhea, or congestion after nursing, talk to your pediatrician. It is likely that she may have a food allergy.
 
??Limit the amount of caffeine and alcohol you consume and don’t take any medications without consulting your doctor.
 
??If you smoke, quit. Cigarettes decrease the amount of milk you produce and have chemicals that can enter your milk and harm your baby.

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