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What Foods Should I Avoid When Breastfeeding
Big fish, spicey foo: In general, there is little you have to avoid with following exceptions: big fish like shark, tuna, swordfish that tend to collect more mercury - once a month at most; spicey foods - if you haven't already experienced it, heartburn is almost a staple of pregnancy and spicey foods only make this worse; caffeine (no more than 250mg/day); and alcohol. ...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
See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most are okay: Unless you are thiking aout some very unusual dietary chcoices, few foods are not okay in moderation. Limiting total amount of mercury-containing fishes consumed, and avoiding uncooked meats are two. ...Read more
Top Fake Ingredients: 1.Genetically modified organisms 2.Hormones, antibiotics, pesticides 3.Partially hydrogenated fats 4.High-fructose corn syrup 5.Artificial colors, flavors and preservatives for more info read, what is real food? http://getrealforkids.com/resources/real-food/what-is-real-food#. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat Your Usual Diet!: You can pretty much eat whatever you ate during pregnancy. What's really important is to get adequate amounts of dairy products and fluids so you can make enough milk. If you don't like dairy take extra calcium and if your vitamin d levels are low, take a good vitamin d supplement. As always take adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables and it is good to take a probiotic like acidophillus as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Watch The Caffeine: While breastfeeding, be careful with intake of caffeine-containing foods such as coffee and chocolate. As a stimulant, caffeine is passed in the breastmilk and can cause irritability and poor sleep. Other foods to watch for include spicy foods, acidic foods (pickles/oranges) and garlic. ...Read more
Depression: Stick to a plant based diet, stay away from simple sugars and saturated fats, exercise daily and both will help you avoid depression. If your depression persists or has already been present for more than a few days ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health specialist. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 issues to consider: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with gastritis then treatment is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are several antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating H.pylori. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance. Regarding diet, pls re-ask. ...Read more
My teeth start to become transparent? What should I eat or what are foods and drinks that I should avoid?
"Transparent Teeth": Teeth start to get "transparent" mainly due to acid erosion. There are two kinds of acid erosion, first due to extrinsic factors, mainly the excessive consumption of acidic food such as, oranges, fruit juices, carbonated drinks (coke, etc.), etc. And the second due to intrinsic factors (internal or from the body) such as acid reflux and bulimia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whichever ones are: triggering your heartburn. Avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate, corn, fried foods, dairy, fatty food, potato chips, creamy or oily dressings, marbled sirloin, high fat bakery items, raw onions, tomatoes, potatoes, spearmint, & peppermint. Orange, cranberry or grapefruit juice & lemons or lemonade can be problematic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IF fit-2 main things: Being involved in a fitness activity is a consideration for pregnant women in stable health with no complications who have time and want to exercise (beyond normal activity). However, even they should always follow these key rules: 1 ask their most experienced OB providers what can be done now and ask again at every visit and with each new diagnosis or problem 2 avoid lying flat on the back & pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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