What are the best breastfeeding diet plans?
Breast is bestIt might sound like a cliche, but when it comes to breastfeeding, it does stand the test of time. The benefits are huge and mutual to both, you and your little miracle.
Some of the benefits are:
- It is very convenient, weather you are in bed or in the kitchen it takes few seconds and you both there.
- It gives you the strongest, closest and warmest bond with your newborn.
- And it’s FREE!
So when it comes to nutrition, there is no need to think about your baby for the first six months, because your milk has all the nutritions your baby need and in perfect, exact balance.
To eat or not to eat..
The basic rule is: you really eat what you want and like, as long as it is in moderation of course. Variation and balance are key when breastfeeding, her are some example of things to eat to keep your vitality and energy levels high:
- You’re going to need your wholegrain bread and rice.
- Fruits and vegetables, lots of it.
- Eggs, meat,Fish and pulses to capture those essential proteins and oils such as omega3 from oily fish.
- When it comes to dairy food.. mmm, I personally would have the low-fat yoghurts and would be happy to stay away from cow’s milk all together, but my advise to you would be to talk to your health-visitor. Why? I hear you say. Because cow’s milk could cause few problems for the little ones.
Unless you have got an allergy, there is no need for you to refrain from eating anything. There is no evidence to suggest that your baby will develop an allergy, as a result of you eating something such as peanuts.
What to drink?
- Water, to maintain your level of hydration, no need to drink too much, just enough. Let your need be your guide. Breastfeeding does make you thirsty.
- Fruit juice and smoothies? YES please!
- Tea and Coffee, again caffeine in moderation. However, if you avoided caffeine completely during your pregnancy there is some evidence that your baby might react to it while breastfeeding.
- Alcohol, a couple of units a week it is unlikely to harm your baby or affect his/hers development, however, a couple of units a day or make it a regular habit, and it may affect their development. I say: make it the odd occasional drink if you must, better still make it none if you can.