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Foods That Support Breastfeeding



I nursed Sofia for 2 years and I hope to nurse Beckham as long as I can. I know that a nutrient dense, whole food diet + hydrating nonstop directly affects breast milk production and ensures that you and your baby get all the nutrients needed.


Here are some foods you should eat while breastfeeding!


Salmon

Seaweed

Shellfish

Berries

Tomatoes

Cabbage

Kale

Garlic

Broccoli

Almonds

Walnuts

Chia seeds

Hemp seeds

Flaxseeds

Oats

Potatoes

Quinoa

Eggs

Buckwheat

Dark chocolate

Beans

Lentils

Asparagus

Avocado

Yogurt

Cheese

Whole grains

Foods that also help, but I do NOT eat

Beef

Lamb

Pork

Liver

Milk

Finally, some supplements that also benefit breastfeeding mothers and i personally take are the following


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B12 Shop

Omega-3 Shop

Vitamin D Shop

If you want to see exactly which brands I take, head to the blog linked on my bio.

ALSO KNOW YOU SHOULD AVOID/LIMIT

1. Processed foods: avoiding them as much as possible helps as well because they are high in calories, added sugars and unhealthy fats.


2. Caffeine: about 1% or caffeine is transferred to breast milk and it takes babies much longer to metabolize it. Moderate amounts of coffee and caffeinated beverages have not been shown to cause harm, but they may affect the baby's sleep.


3. Alcohol: also makes its way into breast milk. The concentration resembles the amount found in the mother's blood. However, babies metabolize alcohol at only half the rate of adults.


And if you have any Q always consult with a lactation consultant!

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