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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 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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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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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 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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Is it ok to eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Sure: Mothers in all cultures eat the food native to their countries. I don't think those in mexico, greece, or thailand are eliminating anything from their diet. We know what a mom eats during breastfeeding flavors her milk to help the baby become accustomed to their native food. Some children can be fussy after certain foods, but mom's diet is blamed too much for a baby's fussiness. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat swai fillets while breastfeeding?

Should Be: I am not aware of any proven problems. It is, I think, shark. ...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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What food to eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

What food to eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

Balanced diet/fluids: You have to have a balanced diet with enough proteins/carbs/fats and fluids, get extra 500 cals a day for a total of 200 cals a day. Avoid junk food and eat nutritios food
whole grains
fruits&vegetables
diary, milk and yogurt, avoid if that makes baby fussy
meat&proteins
occasional treats. ...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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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 to eat when I'm breastfeeding? Whatever increases the amount of milk? Help!!!

What to eat when I'm breastfeeding? Whatever increases the amount of milk? Help!!!

Fenugreek: Has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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I weaned my baby from breastfeeding. What will I give my weaned baby to make him eat food and be strong and healthy. Thanks?

Depend on baby's age: If your baby is younger than 12 months of age, I would recommend baby formula till 12 months. After that you can give homogenized milk, but limit the amount to no more than 24 oz a day. If you give more milk, chance of developing iron deficiency is very high. The baby also should eat jarred baby foods, increasing the volume gradually. Start with vegetables such squash, green beans, and liver, beef. ...Read more

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I eat out daily and can't be sure if abit of alcohol have been added to the food. Now that I'm breastfeeding, will that be a concern?

I eat out daily and can't be sure if abit of alcohol have been added to the food. Now that I'm breastfeeding, will that be a concern?

Alcohol in food: If you are eating food prepared with alcohol most of the time it is cooked- only the flavor remains not the alcohol. It is wise to limit alcohol intake while breastfeeding however cooked foods prepared with alcohol will not be an issue. However "jello shots" where the alcohol is not cooked, not a good idea. ...Read more

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Which is the healthiest way to lose weight safely while breastfeeding? I know breastfeeding helps but that's not enough. How many x a day should I eat

Which is the healthiest way to lose weight safely while breastfeeding? I know breastfeeding helps but that's not enough. How many x a day should I eat

Weight drops if...: "Dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories). ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding and im afraid to eat too little because I don't want it to affect my supply but im trying to lose weight. I had my baby 4 1/2 months?

I'm breastfeeding and im afraid to eat too little because I don't want it to affect my supply but im trying to lose weight. I had my baby 4 1/2 months?

Balanced nutrition: If you eat a well balanced diet based on your pre-pregnant weight (calorie wise) & simply breast feed, you can lose a pound every week or two. Make sure you are taking prenatal vitamins & plenty of fluids. The loss will be slow but natural. The books that say to up your calorie intake to bf are assuring that you won't lose weight. ...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

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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