Breast feeding mothers should eat a balanced diet, limit caffeine and dairy intake as it may cause indigestion issues in infants. Trans fats may increase the chances of the infant becoming overweight. Certain seasonings like mint and licorice produce leave a strong flavor in the breast milk for around 8 hrs.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
Breast-feeding mothers should primarily focus on eating a balanced diet, for the benefit of themselves and their babies. The following foods may affect the quality the breast milk.
The mother should limit her caffeine consumption to fewer than 300 mg per day. Usually less than 1 percent of the caffeine you consume ends up in your breast milk. But the body of a newborn baby can’t easily break down the caffeine, so it may accumulate in your baby’s system. Some babies may be more sensitive to caffeine, but for the average baby, the breast feeding mother should limit her caffeine consumption to fewer than 300 mg per day.
–Herbs And Spices
Herbs and spices won’t adversely affect breast milk, though the seasonings may flavor the breast milk for up to eight hours. One study found caraway seed and licorice flavors appeared strongest in breast milk about two hours after a mom ate them, while mint peaked in milk about six hours after ingestion.
If your baby displays signs of a food allergy, you may want to eliminate dairy. If your baby displays signs of a food allergy, such as a rash, diarrhea, gas, fussiness, cough, congestion or runny nose, you may want to eliminate dairy products.
Mothers who consume foods with high amounts of trans fats may be passing those trans fats along to their babies in their breast milk. A study in the “European Journal of Clinical Nutrition” reports that breast-feeding mothers who consumed more than 4.5 grams of trans fat a day doubled the chances that their infants would have high levels of body fat.
It is not necessary to force fluids; drinking to satisfy thirst is sufficient for most mothers. Unless you are severely dehydrated, drinking extra fluids is not beneficial, may cause discomfort, and does not increase milk supply.
I just want to say please treat women eqully as men as still in rural areas daughter in low n daughters nt getting enough food ...I saw this n study this ....u knw if they nt get good n enough food ultimately the next generation wll suffer...n if the child born is male he have more chances to acquire dangerous diseases ....thnks so pl...its nt joke its a serious matter
When I was pregnant with my son, everytime I ate tuna I would get sick. Every time. When I was breastfeeding him, if I ate tuna, he'd get sick. He is 24, he still won't eat tuna - not even when I'd try to trick him by saying it chicken casserole.
Herbs can actually effect the production of milk greatly. Peppermint, oregano, sage and several other herbs can slow or stop milk production all together especially if used together. Just thought that's an important piece of information considering they said herbs wouldn't hurt at all.
that strange...I'm a lactation consultant and was consultatieburo arts in Holland...never heard of any reason you should eat lots of fish
They had me eating fish during my pregnancy and while breastfeeding. ( I usually don't eat fish and don't do it anymore)
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