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Can U Eat Spicy Food 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Balanced diet: Most women need only an extra 500 calories a day to breastfeed- for example a peanut butter sandwich and 8 ounces of milk. It is helpful to continue with a balanced diet. You might notice your nursling is irritable if you drink too much caffeine (soda, coffee, teas) so you might want to limit amount. It is best to avoid alcohol, tobacco, tobacco smoke during breastfeeding. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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