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What to eat and what not to eat while pregnant and breast feeding?

What to eat and what not to eat while pregnant and breast feeding?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Only eat more to gain about 25-30lbs total during pregnancy. Consult doc or nutritionist if needed. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

Healthy, balanced: A healthy, balanced diet is recommended. You do not need to "eat for two", increasing your calorie intake by 200 cal per day may be enough to support growth and development. Avoid excess caffeine, seafood (risk of mercury exposure), and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Make sure fruits and vegetables are well washed. Make sure that the food is prepared fresh. ...Read more

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What fruit is not safe to eat during pregnancy?

What fruit is not safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most fine in : Moderation. Large amounts of fresh pineapple (contains bromelain) may soften the cervix ; stimulate smooth muscle contraction. However many women eat pineapple through out pregnancy without issues. Passion flower is not recommended by some during pregnancy because some substances it contains may cause uterine contractions (per medline plus). ...Read more

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What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

Highly seasoned food: Avoid highly seasoned foos, caffeinated beverages, foods not healthy for mom or babe. Also avaid any uncooked seafoods or any food that can pass any infectious agent on to mom or babe. ...Read more

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What food to eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

What food to eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

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 more

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What can I eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

What can I eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

Balanced diet+500Cal: Awell balanced diet with extra 500 calories, total of 2000 calories fruits and vegetables whole grains pritein and meats milk and milk products if that does not make the baby fussy snacks avoid junk food vitamins. ...Read more

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Eaten poppyseeds during breastfeeding.. What to do?

Eaten poppyseeds during breastfeeding.. What to do?

No worry.: They contain enough opiates to cause a false positive urine drug test, but not to affect you or the baby in any way. ...Read more

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What is best to eat during pregnancy?

What is best to eat during pregnancy?

Healthy stuff!: A healthy, well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and the proper amount of grains and protein is best for pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What to eat and what not to eat during gastritis?

What to eat and what not to eat during gastritis?

Avoid acidity: During a gastritis flare, your stomach is producing too much acid. Using otc zantac, (ranitidine) etc can help but avoid foods that are acidic such as tomatos, onions, citrus (orange juice, lemons), spicy foods and caffeinated drinks since they are also very acidic. Eat smaller amounts, stay up right after eating, and try deeper green vegetables since they are more alkalanizing. ...Read more

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What to eat to fulfill DHA during pregnancy?

What to eat to fulfill DHA during pregnancy?

DHA: Fish oils, supplemental DHA if you do not like fresh fish. Enfamil makes a supplement for pregnant and nursing mothers that contains both DHA and ARA ...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 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

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What is safe to eat while pregnant and lactating?

What is safe to eat while pregnant and lactating?

Everything in limits: Balanced diet is the best thing. Water is the healthiest drink - and lots of it (>1 gallon/d). Too much of anything is bad - like fish is really good but too much gives excess lead! carbs provide energy and are good but too much welcomes diabetes fat-soluble vitamins are good & essential but too much result in toxicity. So take 1 prental vitamin/d, not more than that. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat carrots during during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat carrots during during pregnancy?

Absolutely!: Obviously, if you eat enormous amounts it could be unhealthy, but overall i wish all of my pregnant patients were so interested in fruits and vegetables! good for you and baby! ...Read more

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What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

Junk food: Junk food is defined as none nutritional food that can offer little or no value to a growing fetus. Food from the four basic food groups concentrating on fruit and vegetables is a preferable. ...Read more

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What is important for me to eat while breastfeeding?

What is important for me to eat while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it safe to eat cabbage during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat cabbage during pregnancy?

Yes: Diet during pregnancy should contain lots of fruits and vegetables. These should be washed well to remove pesticides. Organically raised fruits and vegetables are safer. Cabbage is somewhat difficult to digest, and may cause some problems with the gallbladder or intestines. If it doesn't bother you, it is okay. Moderation is important. ...Read more

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What to eat during pregnancy to get fair baby?

What to eat during pregnancy to get fair baby?

Unknown: There is no known food that can impact the skin tone of a baby. You can also teach your baby the value of being a fair person in life. Then they will truly be great and not just fair. ...Read more