Tips for nursing mamas

You just spent the last nine months carrying your baby and worrying about what you were eating and drinking for your baby’s development—and now that you’re breastfeeding, you should be even more careful.

It is very important that mom maintains regular meals when breastfeeding to get enough nutrients plus to increase breast milk supply, and while not all babies react to the same foods, there are certain food that might cause problems.

I remember, when I just had my daughter, being a first time mom, I was not aware of importance of my food choices; one evening I had a horrible craving for chilly soup....Oh boy, what a bad choice!!! My little bundle of joy was bloody screaming from 2 am till am non stop... Sure enough, first thing in a morning, I am, as the most carrying but exhausted mother, run to pediatrician...The first question the doctor asked me "What did you eat for dinner?" When he find out about my last night chilly craving, it all made sense: it contains beans, which is a highly "gassy" food and my baby experienced horrible colic...

Since then, I did my own research and experiment, which I am happy to share with breastfeeding moms as well.


1. Fruits and Berries

  • ANY citruses (Oranges/Lemons/Grapefruits) 

  • ANY Berries (Cranberries/Strawberries/Raspberries/Blackberries)

  • Pineapple

  • Grapes

  • Kiwi

   2. Vegetables

  • ANY RED vegetable (Tomato/Tomato products)

  • Garlic

  • Onions

  • Asparagus

  • Broccoli

  • Cabbage

  • Brussels Sprouts 

  • Cauliflower

  • Peas

  • Beans

  • Peppers

  • Cucumber and Pickles

3. Spicy Food and Spices

  • Peppermint

  • Parsley

  • Sage 

Those three herbs decrease breast milk production

   5. Fish

Some fish might be high in mercury and can get into your milk supply. Follow the same rules for eating fish as you did while being pregnant and everything should be fine.

   6. Peanuts and any nuts

Avoid peanuts and peanut products, especially if you have a history of allergies in your family. The allergic compound that is found in peanuts and any tree nuts can be transmitted through the breast milk to the baby.

   7. Caffeine/Alcohol/Soda  

I don't think there need explanation on why would you want to stay away from those...

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