You do not have to eat special foods or drink milk during breastfeeding. You also do not need to avoid special foods or beverages, with two important exceptions. Take caffeine-containing beverages only in moderation and avoid alcohol completely.
Some foods change the taste of their breast milk, but babies rarely react to it. If your baby is reacting after eating a particular food or spice, try to avoid this food or spice for about few days. Watch your baby and see if the behavior stops. Sometimes you have to dispense with this particular food for two to three weeks or even longer until the baby tolerates it again.
You need enough fluid to stay hydrated, but you should only drink to quench your thirst. You drink adequately if the color of your urine is translucent to pale yellow. Two litres of liquid per day (or more if you are used to it) are a good goal. Remember that soup and other foods also contain water. Alcohol also enters your bloodstream and can be passed on to your baby very quickly via the breast milk. It is best to refrain from alcohol completely during breastfeeding. Each mother and each baby react differently to certain foods. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your doctor or your nursing consultant.
Nutrition During Breastfeeding
During breastfeeding, the mother should eat varied, mineral and vitamin-rich food. Breastfeeding mothers need daily about 600 to 800 calories in addition. Foods such as cabbage or beans can also cause flatulence in the child.
The more often it is created, the more milk is formed. Today, it is no longer advised to abide by fixed breastfeeding, but to adapt the rhythm of breastfeeding to the needs of the child.
Mothers during breastfeeding nutrition reduces the risk for the baby to suffer from allergies. According to current guidelines on allergy prevention, the enjoyment of fatty fish during pregnancy and breastfeeding also seems to reduce the risk of atopic diseases such as asthma, hay fever and neurodermatitis in the child.
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