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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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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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What kind of food should a breastfeeding mom eat more while breastfeed her g6pd baby?

What kind of food should a breastfeeding mom eat more while breastfeed her g6pd baby?

Vitamin E and Folic: Food high in vitamin e and Folic Acid help decrease red blood cell breakdown in g6pd. Definitely avoid fava beans since they are a known cause of red blood cell breakdown in the blood. Mom could be careful to chose for herself milk formulas which have no traces of soy or soya beans since soy and red wine, and blueberries could trigger g6pd. Read more

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Is 1, 300 calories enough for a overweight, breastfeeding mom? 232lbs and 5'8. I take a prenatal vitamin everyday and try to eat healthy.

Is 1, 300 calories enough for a overweight, breastfeeding mom? 232lbs and 5'8. I take a prenatal vitamin everyday and try to eat healthy.

Probably not: 1.3k calories is a tiny amount. For a small woman in the low 100's, who is not lactating, 1.3k calories is probably ok, if not a little low, but certainly not for your weight/ height and situation. You'd be best to consult with a nutritionist, and get a good target daily calorie count, and a diet that you like and can adhere to. Something interesting. Read more

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Is collagen safe for breastfeeding moms?

Is collagen safe for breastfeeding moms?

Collagen...: ...Is a significant ingredient in all types of meat, and the primary protein in jello. All of these are safe to eat in pregnancy and lactation. Read more

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What are the foods that breastfeeding mom should avoid?

What are the foods that breastfeeding mom should avoid?

Breastfeeding: Actually not many. Best to avoid chemicals, pesticides, etc. I am would choose a whole foods, plant based diet, minimizing processed foods and going organic as much as you can. Read more

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Are there some things mom should avoid eating if breastfeeding?

Are there some things mom should avoid eating if breastfeeding?

See below:: Shark, swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel should be avoided due to high mercury content. Fresh water fish that come from places that are known to be contaminated. Artificial sweeteners like saccharin. Alcohol is allowed in small amounts. Coffee (limit to two cups a day) or other caffeinated foods and drink. Processed foods with numerous additives. Read more

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Is it ok for breastfeeding mom to go at the sea and get a moderate tan?

Is it ok for breastfeeding mom to go at the sea and get a moderate tan?

Breastmilk & Beach: Hello NinoS. Tanning &beach time will not affect your milk & is ok. For your protection, important to note any level of tanning increases risks of skin cancers &so tanning alternatives &broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 is best. Other tips are cleaning off sunscreen from breasts before feeds& avoiding sun exposure to breast to prevent sunburned/dried nipples which can cause pain/infection. Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mom and have cold. Will my baby also get cold if I breastfeed her?

I'm a breastfeeding mom and have cold. Will my baby also get cold if I breastfeed her?

Perhaps: Colds and viral respiratory infections are common, but does not mean a nursing mother has to stop nursing. Some mothers use masks during feeding if they are coughing a great deal. Others pump and have other family members bottle feed. In all cases wash your hands! Hope you feel better soon. Read more

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Is it true that breastfeeding mom should avoid going out at night coz the fog and cold wind might make the baby caught cold?

Is it true that breastfeeding mom should avoid going out at night coz the fog and cold wind might make the baby caught cold?

Well, a baby: Should not be overly exposed to the weather, but properly wrapped and warm, the fog is not a vector of disease. Just be sensible, you can go out at night. Read more

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What are some good breastfeeding tips for new moms?

Hard work: Breastfeeding is hard work. Don't let yourself get discouraged. If you are not getting a good latch it will hurt more. If you have questions, see a lactation consultant! Read more

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What are common breastfeeding problems among new moms?

What are common breastfeeding problems among new moms?

Variable: Common problems include anxiety about milk supply, sore nipples, difficulty latching the baby and fatigue. Less common problems include breast infections (mastitis) or problems with milk supply. Most of these problems are temporary and surmountable - hang in there! Read more

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Is it normal for breastfeeding moms to be having trouble with sex?

Is it normal for breastfeeding moms to be having trouble with sex?

Often: There are many factors here. A nice article can be found here:
http://www. Bellybelly. Com. Au/breastfeeding/libido-and-breastfeeding-whats-happened-to-my-sex-drive-now-i-am-breastfeeding#.U8pk8mK9KSM Read more

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Is it ok for breastfeeding mom to use skincare products with alcohol in the ingredient list? The alcohol is the second ingredient in the list.

Is it ok for breastfeeding mom to use skincare products with alcohol in the ingredient list? The alcohol is the second ingredient in the list.

Should be OK: The amount of alcohol absorbed through the skin would be pretty small and any harmful effect to the infant is very unlikely. Read more

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Slimming tea is safe for breastfeeding mom?

Depends: That depends on the ingredients, but many of these products contain stimulants like caffeine, which very well may be a problem for a breastfeeding mom. I would not use these products while nursing. Read more

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Can breastfeeding moms smoke synthetic marijuana?

Can breastfeeding moms smoke synthetic marijuana?

NO: Synthetic marijuana ("spice") has been made illegal in many states - smoking it results in significant lung injury and even death. I you are not only endangering yourself - but your unborn child as well. Read more

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What is the right dosage of cephalexin for breastfeeding moms?

What is the right dosage of cephalexin for breastfeeding moms?

Usual dose for adult: Cephalexin is compatible with breastfeeding and does not need dose adjusted. Read more