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Doctor insights on: Can I Eat Seafood While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

Yes: Sushi can be wonderful, healthful food during nursing. 3 health risks to know about 1) mercury. Some large fish, such as bluefin tuna can have high levels of mercury. You may want to minimize these choices. 2) parasites. Very rare in us. (<40 cases per year, mostly raw salmon or mackerel). Freezing, smoking, vinegar drops risk. 3) pufferfish. Fugu has potent poison if not prepared right. Why risk? ...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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Can I eat sushi while pregnant?

Can I eat sushi while pregnant?

No raw fish: You should not eat raw fish or meat when pregnant because of the risk of acquiring a parasite or bacteria. In addition, you need to limit the amount of fish you consume during pregnancy to limit the amount of mercury you ingest. It is recommended that you consume less than 12 ounces a week of cooked fish. Completely avoid swordfish, shark, king mackerel, and tile fish. ...Read more

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Can I eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Can I eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Yes: There is no danger from eating spicy foods, however if your baby seems fussy or gassy after those meals, you may have to eliminate or minimize those foods in your diet. ...Read more

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Can I eat shrimp while pregnant?

Can I eat shrimp while pregnant?

Yes: There is no reason to not eat shrimp. Make sure you eat a well balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruit, grains and low in saturated fats. ...Read more

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Can I eat pate while pregnant?

Can I eat pate while pregnant?

Of course.....: A balanced diet is a fundamental part of a successful pregnancy. I'm not sure i would call pate a mainstay of a healthy diet, but neither are many other things that we eat from time to time. It's ok to indulge in treats, just do so in moderation. This is good advice for after your pregnancy too (and frankly, for all your life). You will be modeling good dietary habits for your child. Congrats! ...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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Can I eat curry while pregnant?

Can I eat curry while pregnant?

Yes: There is no evidence that eating curry can harm your fetus. Some people say eating spicy foods like curry can cause you to go into labor. There is no specific evidence that proves this belief. But in any case, eating curry should be safe. ...Read more

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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

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Can I eat Starfruit/Carambola while pregnant?

Can I eat Starfruit/Carambola while pregnant?

Yes: Yes, starfruit is fine to eat during pregnancy. Just be sure to rinse the fruit thoroughly before eating it. ...Read more

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Can you eat tuna while pregnant?

Can you eat tuna while pregnant?

In moderation: It's ok to eat tuna in pregnancy in moderation. It should be fully cooked, not raw. You should only eat one to two servings of seafood a week because seafood has mercury in it. Seafood also has a lot of great nutrients for a developing baby so if you enjoy it, just do it in moderation. ...Read more

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What can I eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

What can I eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

Balanced diet+500Cal: Awell balanced diet with extra 500 calories, total of 2000 calories fruits and vegetables whole grains pritein and meats milk and milk products if that does not make the baby fussy snacks avoid junk food vitamins. ...Read more

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Can I eat hummus while pregnant?

Can I eat hummus while pregnant?

Yes: Hummus is a healthy food. Good to eat when pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I eat only fruits and veggies while breastfeeding ?

Can I eat only fruits and veggies while breastfeeding ?

No: You could and should eat a balanced diet including all food groups. Stay away from spicy foods, foods that make you gassy and carbonated drinks, as well as liquor. Keep the diet bland, and healthy. ...Read more

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