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Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics

In brief: A balanced diet

Breastfeeding moms burn about 500 cal per day producing milk.
They need to eat a healthy, balanced diet with high fiber, adequate protein, plenty of fluid, and a moderate amount of "healthy" fats. Pay special attention to getting enough iron, calcium and vitamin d, as these are nutrients many women lack. Also, keep taking your "prenatal" vitamins!

In brief: A balanced diet

Breastfeeding moms burn about 500 cal per day producing milk.
They need to eat a healthy, balanced diet with high fiber, adequate protein, plenty of fluid, and a moderate amount of "healthy" fats. Pay special attention to getting enough iron, calcium and vitamin d, as these are nutrients many women lack. Also, keep taking your "prenatal" vitamins!
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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