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What is the best breastfeeding diet?

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Dr. Jennifer Mink
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Your typical diet

If your typical diet is a healthy balanced diet, no need to change.
If you are trying to lose weight, keep in mind that breastfeeding consumes 350-500 calories per day, and adjust accordingly. There are no foods to specifically avoid or include.

In brief: Your typical diet

If your typical diet is a healthy balanced diet, no need to change.
If you are trying to lose weight, keep in mind that breastfeeding consumes 350-500 calories per day, and adjust accordingly. There are no foods to specifically avoid or include.
Dr. Jennifer Mink
Dr. Jennifer Mink
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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Whole foods

Focus on eating "whole foods" - not processed, without artificial colorings and sweeteners.
Eat lean proteins, whole grains, plenty of fruits and vegetables and foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Get plenty of calcium and vitamin d. Hydrate - lots of water. Watch for sensitivities in your baby - if lots of gas/colic or rashy, eliminate 1 food at a time (i.e. Dairy) and see how he/she is.

In brief: Whole foods

Focus on eating "whole foods" - not processed, without artificial colorings and sweeteners.
Eat lean proteins, whole grains, plenty of fruits and vegetables and foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Get plenty of calcium and vitamin d. Hydrate - lots of water. Watch for sensitivities in your baby - if lots of gas/colic or rashy, eliminate 1 food at a time (i.e. Dairy) and see how he/she is.
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Healthy, tasty mix

Enjoy a healthy, tasty mix of foods.
There are no foods that need to be avoided. Eat the foods you enjoy-- you deserve it! the best diet for everyone is mostly plant-based and not too processed, along with plenty of water.

In brief: Healthy, tasty mix

Enjoy a healthy, tasty mix of foods.
There are no foods that need to be avoided. Eat the foods you enjoy-- you deserve it! the best diet for everyone is mostly plant-based and not too processed, along with plenty of water.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Well balanced

You should eat a well rounded, healthy diet.
Do not skimp on calories or variety.

In brief: Well balanced

You should eat a well rounded, healthy diet.
Do not skimp on calories or variety.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
and drink plenty of fluids!!!!
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: Well balanced

A well balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, chicken, legumes, whole grains.
complex carbohydrates. Certain medications are contraindicated during breast feeding such as tetracycline, metronidazole. If you are on medications, check with your doctor.

In brief: Well balanced

A well balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, chicken, legumes, whole grains.
complex carbohydrates. Certain medications are contraindicated during breast feeding such as tetracycline, metronidazole. If you are on medications, check with your doctor.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Well-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.

In brief: Well-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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Syed Masood
Pediatrics

In brief: Balanced

Healthy balanced with the extra calories as advised by others.

In brief: Balanced

Healthy balanced with the extra calories as advised by others.
Dr. Syed Masood
Dr. Syed Masood
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Well balanced

Eating a variety of food and making sure you are getting adequate calories (breastfeeding uses an additional 500-700 calories a day!) is the most important.
Your baby is exposed to all the foods you eat, so eat a healthy well balanced and varied diet. Stay away from processed and refined sugars and grains. Also make sure you are well hydrated, at least 64ounces of liquid a day!

In brief: Well balanced

Eating a variety of food and making sure you are getting adequate calories (breastfeeding uses an additional 500-700 calories a day!) is the most important.
Your baby is exposed to all the foods you eat, so eat a healthy well balanced and varied diet. Stay away from processed and refined sugars and grains. Also make sure you are well hydrated, at least 64ounces of liquid a day!
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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