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quality of breastmilk

can my diet affect the quality of my milk?

i have not been eating much. i have no desire to eat lately. i take a prenatal.

 
staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 8:33 PM on Dec. 3, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (5)
  • Not really. Basically, baby gets the best from your milk, but YOU could suffer from a poor diet.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:54 PM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • It hurts YOU not to eat well. If you forget to drink, you won't have the raw material to make milk.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:15 PM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • You need calories and water to produce milk. If you don't take enough of either, you will stop producing. You won't produce poor quality milk, but if you don't eat/drink enough you just won't make any.

    Grab a glass of water and a quick snack every time you sit down to nurse. Make a bit batch of something you like and just grab a little every time you sit down. Yes, sometimes you have to force yourself to eat.
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 9:54 PM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • Your body will take what it needs to make good milk for baby. You may feel tired and run down and from a poor diet. You need plenty of water so you do not dehydrate.

    Check with a lactation consultant at your local hospitial or a LL counselor.
    mom2boys1997

    Answer by mom2boys1997 at 10:11 PM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • i'm lactating fine, thanks guys i drink plenty.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:41 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

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