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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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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 kind of food should a breastfeeding mom eat more while breastfeed her g6pd baby?

What kind of food should a breastfeeding mom eat more while breastfeed her g6pd baby?

Vitamin E and Folic : Food high in vitamin e and Folic Acid help decrease red blood cell breakdown in g6pd. Definitely avoid fava beans since they are a known cause of red blood cell breakdown in the blood. Mom could be careful to chose for herself milk formulas which have no traces of soy or soya beans since soy and red wine, and blueberries could trigger g6pd. ...Read more

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What are the foods that breastfeeding mom should avoid?

What are the foods that breastfeeding mom should avoid?

Breastfeeding : Actually not many. Best to avoid chemicals, pesticides, etc. I am would choose a whole foods, plant based diet, minimizing processed foods and going organic as much as you can. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding nutrition for on demand mom and how many meals a days? And how to makes more milk?

Breastfeeding nutrition for on demand mom and how many meals a days? And how to makes more milk?

Breastfeeding: Drink plenty of water. Get rest and eat 3-5 meals per day. To produce more milk, nurse your baby or pump more frequently. It is a matter of supply and demand. ...Read more

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Is it safe for breastfeeding mom to fast for 12 hrs (no food or drink)? For SIBO breath test?

Is it safe for breastfeeding mom to fast for 12 hrs (no food or drink)? For SIBO breath test?

Yes: Your body should have enough nutritional reserves to keep you and your baby healthy for such a short amount of time. Since you can usually continue to drink water even when preparing for SIBO breath test, dehydration is not a concern (Make sure water is ok with your doctor) ...Read more

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Is 1, 300 calories enough for a overweight, breastfeeding mom? 232lbs and 5'8. I take a prenatal vitamin everyday and try to eat healthy.

Is 1, 300 calories enough for a overweight, breastfeeding mom? 232lbs and 5'8. I take a prenatal vitamin everyday and try to eat healthy.

Probably not: 1.3k calories is a tiny amount. For a small woman in the low 100's, who is not lactating, 1.3k calories is probably ok, if not a little low, but certainly not for your weight/ height and situation. You'd be best to consult with a nutritionist, and get a good target daily calorie count, and a diet that you like and can adhere to. Something interesting. ...Read more

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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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What are some good breastfeeding tips for new moms?

What are some good breastfeeding tips for new moms?

Hard work: Breastfeeding is hard work. Don't let yourself get discouraged. If you are not getting a good latch it will hurt more. If you have questions, see a lactation consultant! ...Read more

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What are common breastfeeding problems among new moms?

What are common breastfeeding problems among new moms?

Variable: Common problems include anxiety about milk supply, sore nipples, difficulty latching the baby and fatigue. Less common problems include breast infections (mastitis) or problems with milk supply. Most of these problems are temporary and surmountable - hang in there! ...Read more

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