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what are the guidelines for healthy eating during breastfeeding

I'd like to know how I can eat healthy for making milk yet start to shed the baby weight

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fitkids333

Asked by fitkids333 at 4:26 PM on Jul. 29, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • In genera during pregnancy you are suppose to add 300 extra calories, if you breast feed you should add and additional 200, for a total of 500 calories above your pre-pregnancy. This should be heathy choices, and drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.

    Its not alot, a half a PB&J sandwich and a glass of milk is like 300 calories so it is really not alot to add the extra 200 calories.
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 4:29 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • avoid spicy foods, pizzas etc...try fruits veggies and bland foods...
    Safirejewl

    Answer by Safirejewl at 4:29 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • Caffiene, milk, cabbage, broccoli..... can't rememberthe rest, but they will (maybe) give your baby gas. That doesn't mean don't eat/drink that stuff, just try to limit it.
    OwensMama824

    Answer by OwensMama824 at 4:30 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • Eat and dr4ink AS YOU LIKE. 1800 calories a day is your minimum. Ther is nothing you MUST avoid UNLESS BABY REACTS.

    I could eat ANYTHING including habanero chili sauce...mine didn't care.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:08 PM on Jul. 29, 2009

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