Infancy is a period of rapid growth. Plenty of energy and nutrients are needed for the new tissue development .Infants depend on motherâ€™s milk and so for this reason mothers must have a sensible diet which should be rich in all nutrients.Mother should eat different foods because the milk they give to their infant will retain the flavor of the food they consume.
Diet has always been and will always
be an important part of a person's life. During pregnancy a proper
diet was crucial and continues on to be even during breastfeeding.
Similar to how the mother's diet affects the fetus in her womb, her diet
during breastfeeding still affects the child's development. Since
every mother and child is different, there is no specific diet that you
must follow. However, there are certain things that you must be aware
Things to avoid
you should try to avoid excessive fats, caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
Even though excessive fats are discouraged, it is important that you eat
some fat. Fat is a necessity that your infant needs in order to grow.
A lack of fat could hinder your child's development. Caffeine is
dangerous for your infant because a baby's body will not be able
to get rid of the caffeine. Thus, if you are used to drinking tea
or coffee in the morning, try drinking some juice or milk instead.
Alcohol has detrimental effects on you and your child and should not be
drunk at any cost while you are breastfeeding.
A Taste of Life
you must drink ten glasses of liquid, water preferably. Fruits and vegetables must be eaten and protein should also be part of your diet.
A varied diet
is important for you as a mother. You should try to eat a mixture of different
foods because the milk you give your infant will retain the flavor of the
food you consume. Thus, by eating different types of foods, you will
give your infant an opportunity to taste a variety of food. Each
type of food will help give your infant the necessary vitamins, minerals,
proteins and calcium he needs in order to grow. By introducing your
child to a mixture of food from the beginning will help him get used to
the types of food he will eat later on in his life.
every mother wants to try to lose weight. However, dieting during
breastfeeding can be very detrimental to your child's development.
After breastfeeding, you may start to diet sensibly, but before then be
patient for your child's health. In fact, experts say that after
a woman stops breastfeeding, she automatically begins to lose weight.
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