For better or worse, there is no “perfect diet” to follow while breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding burns an extra 300-500 calories a day (per baby you are breastfeeding), and you may need to increase your food intake to make up for that. It’s essential to keep yourself fed even though having a new baby can sometimes keep you so busy you forget to eat. An easy way to make sure that you’re feeding yourself is to feed yourself when you feed baby.
After all, if you eat poorly, it’s more likely to negatively impact your health rather than your baby’s. It’s good to implement solid nutrition practices while breastfeeding. Read on to learn more.[Read more…] about Mama Nutrition & Breastfeeding: What to Do & What Not to Do