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Delano, CA
A 21-year-old female asked:

What should i eat while breast feeding?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
A balanced diet: Be sure to consume enough fluids that you end up peeing at least 4x daily. Eat a balanced diet and avoid things that you find irritate baby.Things that make you gassy will likely do the same for baby.Avoid experimenting with spicy or hot foods and please don't try to restrict your calories. If you eat your pre-pregnancy needs some weight will come off naturally with breast feeding.
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What to eat while breast feeding for good milk?

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Can i eat sushi while breast feeding ?

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What to eat and what not to eat while pregnant and breast feeding?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Only eat more to gain about 25-30lbs total during pregnancy. Consult doc or nutritionist if needed. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luck.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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