third trimester, your baby was old enough to start getting a taste of the foods
his or her mommy likes. Now that your baby is here and you're breast feeding,
your baby will get an even better taste of your favorite food.
if you are nursing your baby you should produce anywhere from 23 to 27 ounces
of milk a day. In order to do this, you need to increase your calorie intake by
about 500 more a day. If you want to increase your milk, there are many of book that told how to increase milk and the art of breastfeeding.
|Art of breastfeeding|
have to increase your water consumption to at least 2 1/2 to 3 quarts of water
a day. You may notice that you are thirstier during nursing session. This is
because the water you drink goes right to milk production. Try not to drink
more than 3 quarts of water a day. Anything more than 3 quarts can reduce the
amount of milk your body produces.
earlier, you need to up your calorie intake. Plan to take in about 2500
calories a day or more if you are planning to nurse for longer than three
months. These extra calories should not come from junk food. Junk food and
sweets are just empty calories and offer no nutritional value to you or your
baby. Eat more protein. A good rule of thumb is to eat 1 gram of protein each
day for every pound you weigh. If you weigh 150, aim to eat 150grams of protein
were not doing so during pregnancy, adopt the six meals a day program. Eat
breakfast, a midday snack, lunch, a mid afternoon snack, dinner and a night
time snack. Your body is going to be making milk continually so it is a good
idea to keep it charged with calories through out the day.
some foods you might want to avoid during pregnancy. Pretty much everything
passes through breast milk and to the baby. This is why the first thing
pediatricians advise nursing moms to do when their baby has colic is to look at
what they are eating. Chocolate has been blamed in many cases of colic and can
cause an upset tummy for most babies. f you have a baby with a tummy ache think
back to see if you had a candy bar or even a cookie in the hours before you
nursed. The best advice is to stay away from chocolate while you are nursing.
from greasy and spicy foods while you are breastfeeding. Greasy foods sometimes
upset adults stomachs, imagine what it would do to your baby's immature stomach?
Wait until your baby is older and no longer nursing before you start making
trips back to McDonalds.
also want to stay away from garlic and onions while you are breast feeding.
Both of these can flavor the breast milk and you may find that your little one will
not nurse if you have eaten these. Your little one may be just a tad too young
to appreciate the taste of garlic and onions anyway. Remember it takes a few
hours for the food you eat to make its way into your breast milk. You may have
eaten one of these foods right before you nurse and see your baby is fine but
by either the following nursing session or the one after you might find your
baby having a reaction then.
breast milk does not only taste like what you eat, but also what you drink.
Just as with pregnancy, you should stay away from a lot of caffeine while
breastfeeding. You might need some coffee or caffeine filled soda to keep you
functioning and a cup or two will not hurt you or your baby, but too much could
have disastrous effects. Just as we experience the jitters and shakes from too
much caffeine, your baby does also. Keep your caffeine down to a minimum.
made an excellent choice breastfeeding your baby. Keep it up by making good
choices as to what you eat.