As we celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and World Breastfeeding Week, we want to recognize all our breastfeeding mommies and share tips to ensure you and your baby are safe.
Have a well-balanced diet. As much as possible, eat three full meals and snacks in between. Keep your meals light with a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Eat healthy snacks such as sliced fruits or vegetables.
Drink plenty of water to replenish. Breastmilk is made mostly of water. Keep in mind to drink water each time you breastfeed your baby. Drinking water can help you avoid dehydration and constipation.
Get enough calories. It takes a lot of energy to breastfeed, so you need to reload on extra healthy calories through healthier meals and snacks.
Don’t forget your vitamins. Consult with your doctor what vitamins to take. Just remember that vitamins only aid your health. They cannot replace a healthy diet, so make sure you still eat full healthy meals.
Eat more fish. Seafoods are a great source of healthy protein and essential omega-3 fatty acids. You can load up on a variety such as tilapia, salmon, shrimp, clams, and the likes.