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Can You Eat Peanuts While Breastfeeding
Loaded Question: The issue of eating pb during pregnancy and/ or while breast feeding is very controversial. The data as to whether this will result in more or less peanut allergy in the child is unclear. Having said that there are no general recommendations about not eat or eat pb during pregnancy / breast feeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 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
71 g: Half your pre-pregnancy body weight (0.5 gm per pound per day) as long as you're pregnant or nursing. This number would be higher with twins or lots of exercise.The standard rda for protein is 71 gm per day when pregnant or nursing, which is 25 gm/day more than usual (and higher than it ever is for a man). But that number is a group number for average women. An egg has 6 gm; milk, 1 gm/oz. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Well balanced diet: And plenty of fluid intake.Get a more detailed answer ›
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