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What to Eat When Breastfeeding

on December 24, 2012

When breastfeeding it is extremely important that you get the right intake of food and drink, but more importantly is what you are actually eating and drinking because you want to offer your child the best breast milk and you can do if you monitor what you take in and make sure that it is balanced. After all, if you eat the wrong foods and drink the wrong liquids you may end up providing the wrong milk to your child which could even be bad.

When starting off breastfeeding it is important that you have thought ahead and worked yourself into a healthy diet because the diet for which you are making the right breast milk for can be quite strict at times, but at the end of the day it has to be to enable your child the best diet as it is developing, especially in the early stages.

Experimentation sometimes is not a good idea since you want to be making sure that your child is getting the best breast milk. It is important when you are breastfeeding that you drink a lot of liquid, it is preferable that you drink a lot of water since it will help liquidize and hydrate the milk much better, this will make the milk much easier and much better for the child to consume and it will also contain minerals which are good for a new born baby. However, even though you must drink a lot, you have to drink a lot of the right things, drinking milk can be a good thing, whilst drinking alcohol can be a very bad thing. It is up to you what you drink, but make sure you think carefully and logically about what you are about to intake before you actually do so.

When it comes to eating, you really do have to watch out what you eat. Eating a lot of meat is advised since it contains a lot of protein, however do try your best to avoid spicy flavourings or sweet and sour since they are not good in terms of the creation of breast milk. Eating vegetables is important but you do have to watch and be aware of what you eat because sometimes it can be unsuitable. Fruits are great in terms of vitamins and if you can pass on vitamins you can give your child a stronger immune system. These are some of the foods suggested, it is okay to eat fatty foods but do not eat too much, moderate yourself and don’t over indulge. You need to get an equal balance and by eating what is needed you will be able to ensure that your baby is getting the best diet. If you research on the internet you will find some in depth nutritional guidelines which are very helpful.

My hope is that this has offered you a general outline as to what to eat, just remember to take things in moderation and don’t over indulge with the wrong types of food and drink.
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