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Can You Eat Peanuts While Breastfeeding
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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
60 g: During pregnancy and breastfeeding, we need 60 grams (gm) of protein a day. This is 15-20 gm more than usual. This "extra" is the equivalent of one egg, 1/4 cup of cheese, or one glass of milk. It is also important to maintain a well balanced diet and to stay on your prenatal vitamins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Well balanced diet: And plenty of fluid intake.Get a more detailed answer ›
Flax breastfeeding: Flax seed meal is probably safe during breastfeeding as long as you don't take more than a normal supplemental amount of 2 tablespoons or so. Too much can decrease breastmilk supply due to estrogen effect. It can be a good healthy source of brain healthy fats, however, and is recommended on several health forums. ...Read more
Breastfeeding/dietin: You shuld eat healthy nutritious diet, high in vegetables and protein, avoid fatty foods and exercise daily. Try to get enough sleep as well so your body does not produce more cortisol inducing more weight gain or difficulty gaining weight. If you are on a calorie redced diet you may not be able to make enough milk and it would be bad for the baby. ...Read more
Extra calories: If you are like most U.S. Women, you have some extra pregancy weight to lose; if you eat healthy--but not extra food for nursing you will benefit with a weight loss and still provide excellent nutrition for your baby. It is true that if your nutrition is not adequate and you are underweight---you will need to consume about 300 extra calories a day; but that is not true if you eat healthfully. ...Read more
Hi, i'm breastfeeding and i really want to start smothe diet just for breakfast and dinar i will eat light lunch, my baby is 7 mo isn't bad for her?
Why do infants cluster feed during breastfeeding? How to get through it easily? It can be frustrating. Sometimes baby wants to eat every hour for 5 hr
A TestofYour Breasts: Well, if it's a baby boy, it needs no explanation. But overall, this is not a worrisome event. Probably means that the baby is taking in small amounts intermittently either due to low milk flow or small swallows or both. Best not to worry and use it as a time to "bond" with him (or her). Usually ends my 1-3 months. If it doesn't or if there are obvious problems feeding, check with your doctor ...Read more
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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