What a mother should eat when she breastfeeds a baby?
You need to remember that you are eating for two people while breastfeeding. If you eat less, you won’t be able to produce enough milk, which will result in your baby being hungry. As a general rule, you don’t have to eat anything out of the ordinary during breastfeeding, just ensure that whatever you eat offers a healthy balanced diet. This includes:
- Foods rich in starch (e.g bread and rice). Choose wholegrain varieties.
- Vegetables and fruits
- Eat little protein, like lean meat, pulses or eggs. Consume at least two portions of fish a week, which includes oily fish like salmon.
- Consume little low-fat dairy food, such as yogurt or a glass of milk
Make sure that your diet contains enough calcium iron and calcium. If you can, consume primarily unsaturated fats and foods that has vitamin B9 (folic acid).