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What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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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 foods to eat when breastfeeding for best health?

What foods to eat when breastfeeding for best health?

Healthy; non-spicy: Drink plenty of fluids including milk if tolerated and eat a balance of fruits, vegetables and good sources of protein. Avoid condiments and spicy foods. Also need corbohydtrates, especially grains but not a lot of refined sugars. ...Read more

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What is the best breastfeeding diet?

What is the best breastfeeding diet?

Your typical diet: If your typical diet is a healthy balanced diet, no need to change. If you are trying to lose weight, keep in mind that breastfeeding consumes 350-500 calories per day, and adjust accordingly. There are no foods to specifically avoid or include. ...Read more

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What are the best breastfeeding positions?

What are the best breastfeeding positions?

Any position: Getting yourself comfortable to feed is the first priority in breastfeeding. Any position will do as long as you can provide your baby safely. If she can latch and you're not going to fall over, its the best position. ...Read more

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What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

Nursing diet: Ffollow the same dietary guidelines while breast feeding as you did while pregnant, including prenatal vitamins ...Read more

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What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

Nursing diet: follow the same dietary guidelines while breast feeding as you did while pregnant, including prenatal vitamins . ...Read more

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What is the best position for breastfeeding?

What is the best position for breastfeeding?

Whatever works: Whatever works best for you and baby. Many babies have a favorite position and many even have a favorite side. Do whatever is most successful for you and that individual baby. ...Read more

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Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Allergenic foods: 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 avoid a food that she is allergic to, or 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 food to eat while breastfeeding every day?

What food to eat while breastfeeding every day?

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 more