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Can I eat raw eggs when breastfeeding?

Can I eat raw eggs when breastfeeding?

Yes, but risky: Eating raw eggs is often associated with contracting intestinal infections, such as salmonella. Salmonella can make you very ill. If you contract it, transfer to your baby, through handling, would be likely. It can be deadly to a baby or elderly person. Sounds too risky, if you ask me. Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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I heard there are cookies you can eat when breastfeeding to provide the extra nutrition you need. Anyone know about them?

I heard there are cookies you can eat when breastfeeding to provide the extra nutrition you need. Anyone know about them?

Probably a scam: You can get all the nutrition you need from a sensible, balanced diet. Put your hand over your wallet if somebody offers you something that sounds too good to be true. Read more

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Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

No: You can literally eat or drink anything (except alcohol) without concerns. Breast feeding moms have no restrictions on diet. Read more

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Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Yes: You should give it a try. It may cause fussiness and/ or gassiness in your baby but everyone is different. Dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate. It's full of antioxidants that help prevent cancer and heart disease. Read more

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What can I eat while breastfeeding daily?

What can I eat while breastfeeding daily?

Healthy foods: Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, good sources of protein including dairy and milk if able. Also need complex carbohydrates like grains, rice, etc. Avoid spicy, fatty, fried foods and refined sugar. Drink pleanty of water and fluids. Continue taking your prenatal vitamins daily. Read more

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Tell me what to eat when you are breastfeeding?

Tell me what to eat when you are breastfeeding?

Nursing mother: During breast feeding you have to eat a well balanced diet, which it should have proteins, fat, carbohydrates, minnerals and vitamines, drink a lot of water, fluids, and milk. Read more

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What food to eat while breastfeeding every day?

What food to eat while breastfeeding every day?

Helthy foods: Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, some dairy or other source of protein - generally follow a healthy diet for mom and it will be good for the babe. Also drink pleanty of water and try to avaoid caffeinated beverages; if possible drink some milk each day. Read more

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What is important for me to eat while breastfeeding?

What is important for me to eat while breastfeeding?

A good diet: We know that that what you eat flavors the milk your baby gets and helps the baby get used to the foods the family eats. You don't need a special diet to breastfeed, but it's always important to take care of yourself, set a good example and eat well. Read more

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What foods to eat when breastfeeding for best health?

What foods to eat when breastfeeding for best health?

Healthy; non-spicy: Drink plenty of fluids including milk if tolerated and eat a balance of fruits, vegetables and good sources of protein. Avoid condiments and spicy foods. Also need corbohydtrates, especially grains but not a lot of refined sugars. Read more

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What should I eat when breastfeeding for my child's health?

What should I eat when breastfeeding for my child's health?

Enough calories: A good variety is important, including some omega 3 fats (fish, nuts, olive oil), proteins and plenty of fluids. You should also take a multivitamin so you don't rob your body of calcium, iron and make yourself anemic or soft boned. The most important things are enough fluids to keep your milk supply flowing and enough calories to make the milk rich for optimal growth. Read more

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Should we eat only organic once the baby comes? (breastfeeding)

Should we eat only organic once the baby comes? (breastfeeding)

Depends: The choice to eat only organic food is an individual one- depends upon your budget, availability of organic foods in your area. It is a good rule of thumb to eat a well varied diet. Some foods are grown with more pesticides than others- you can look at lists of foods that are recommended to be purchased pesticide free. Read more

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What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

Good balance: Eating healthy, well balanced meals is the best diet for breastfeeding (and for everyone for that matter!) be sure to eat a wide variety of foods; your baby is exposed to the different flavors thru the breastmilk so make sure you eat lots of veggies. Stay hydrated by drinking at least 64oz a day. Avoid highly refined and processed foods. Read more

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I am breastfeeding, baby is one month, can I eat licoricecandys?

To be avoided: This is one of many indulgences you should avoid while breastfeeding.
Ref: hale t, medications and mothers milk, 15th ed, 2012, p 1214. Read more

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Exactly how much should I eat while breastfeeding and exercising?

Follow your weight.: No one can tell you. Your own brain and body will tell you. Eat protein 3 times a day and avoid processed foods, flour and sugar. As long as your milk is plentiful and you are not gaining weight you are doing well. You may even lose weight slowly without problems, 1-2 pounds per week. But stable weight is possible even as you convert fat into muscle into fat. Eat lots of leafy and green vegetables. Read more

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What is a balanced food for breastfeeding, what to eat and what not to eat?

What is a balanced food for breastfeeding, what to eat and what not to eat?

Eat healthy: Your regular food, but healthy choices. No fast, processed, high fat, high carb food. Lots of protein (meat, eggs), grains, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, diaries, vitamins with iron, vit d supplementation. Read more

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Why does everyone tells me that I should not eat chocolate because I am breastfeeding, baby is 3 weeks. Why not?

Let me explain: Some babies are sensitive to certain foods in a nursing mother's diet. And since food allergies can run in families, it makes sense to avoid foods that you or the baby's father are allergic to. But there is no evidence that all babies react poorly to certain foods. Each baby is different, and a food that bothers one may not bother another. Read more

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Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

Good, balanced diet: All over the world, women breastfeed their babies just fine. These women have very different diets from one another, yet as long as they eat balanced diets with a good variety of foods, they should do well with their breastfeeding. A breastfeeding mom may choose to avoid a food that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior, and should discuss this with the doctor. Read more

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What should I eat while breastfeeding twins?

What should I eat while breastfeeding twins?

Healthy foods: You need the same balanced diet with lots of fluids and milk if tolerated but will need to eat more calories than for a single baby. Want to avoid refined sugars, fatty or fied foods, but lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, especially grains, and sources of protein - dairy, meat, fish, fowl. Avoid spicy foods and condiments. Read more