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What's a healthy diet while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Same as for others

A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; and low in saturated fats should be good for lactating women.
Supplements such as calcium and iron may be needed depending on individual circumstances.

In brief: Same as for others

A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; and low in saturated fats should be good for lactating women.
Supplements such as calcium and iron may be needed depending on individual circumstances.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
continue your prenatal multivitamin and drink a lots of water-- you need this so that you can produce enough breast milk.relax and enjoy your bonding time with your new baby.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: Well balanced

eat fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, lean meats.
Complex carbohydrates instead of sugar drinks. If you are on medications- check with your doctor if they are OK for breast feeding. Include dairy products in your diet and try to get a good balance of all the foods. Variety is important.

In brief: Well balanced

eat fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, lean meats.
Complex carbohydrates instead of sugar drinks. If you are on medications- check with your doctor if they are OK for breast feeding. Include dairy products in your diet and try to get a good balance of all the foods. Variety is important.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Nutrient dense foods

Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened.

In brief: Nutrient dense foods

Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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