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Nutritional Information for Nursing Mothers

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on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 in Fitness Updates

According to lactation specialists, nursing mothers should eat foods that are healthy and familiar, even if those foods are spicy curry or salsa.

 

The food that a mother eats during her pregnancy has a major impact on the eating habits of the baby. Babies learn to love food what their mother eats during lactation. For instance, a Mexican mother would eat tortillas, beans, and chillies. The flavour of this food would pass on to the breast milk. This builds a bridge from the breast to the table.

 

 

Children Healthy Eating Habits:

To develop healthy eating habits in children, nursing mothers should eat foods that are rich in high nutrition like fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, calcium, fish, lean meats, etc. For those who eat fish, you must be cautious about the varieties that are high in mercury like tuna fish. The consumption of such fish should be limited to one or two servings a week.

 

If you are worried about the foods that cause gas pains in babies, you can relax. If you eat beans, your baby won’t get any gas problems. Your baby would be gassy due to familiarity. The foods that a mom eats during her pregnancy should be fine for her to eat during lactation.

 

If you are an occasional wine or beer drinker, moderation and timing should be the key. Alcohol passes on to the breast milk. So, if you have one drink, it will take about two hours for your liver to remove it from your breast milk. So, if you cannot resist the craving for alcohol, have it well before the next feeding.

 
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