Feeding lactating mothers
Child Development / / March 30, 2016
your pipsqueak, finally, was born, and the feeding procedure has become an integral part of your life.Breastfeeding mothers often have questions: what can and can not eat and how food affect the health and mood of the child?The first and most important rule: breastfeeding should bring positive emotions as a child, and my mother, so - do not try to give up everything you love, just because feed crumbs.It largely depends on the milk production of your inner state.
Many nursing mothers the question arises: what can and can not eat during breastfeeding?The composition of breast milk varies with feeding, but in any case it is the best food for children.Of course, if you follow certain well-balanced diet, taste and nutritional properties of milk is significantly improved.
During pregnancy, doctors recommend consuming 300-500 calories more than you consume normally.The same situation is with breastfeeding.For the majority of lactating mothers norm is 2000-2200 calories a day, but this figure may vary from 1800 to 2700 kcal, depending on your height and weight.These recommendations are based on the calculation of the amount of milk consumed by the baby.There
supply standards that must be followed if you want your milk was delivered at high quality and sufficient quantity.If your diet does not meet certain requirements, it will affect the baby's condition.Inability to comply with all the recommendations does not mean that you should stop breast-feeding in general, however, try to at least partly follow our simple tips.
Calcium in the diet of lactating mothers
This is an important mineral required for the formation of bone tissue, and is involved in many processes in the body.The recommended rate for nursing mothers - about 1,600 mg.This means that you should consume 2-4 servings of dairy products per day.Among the calcium-rich foods of particular note are yogurt, milk, cheese, broccoli, oranges, almonds, fatty fish.
Numerous studies have confirmed that during lactation and feeding calcium "washed out" of the bone.Over time, your body will compensate for these losses, and the bones will become even stronger.If you have allergies or suffer from intolerance to milk protein, should be to find a replacement in the form of, for example, tofu, vegetables, and other calcium-containing products.
Vitamins nutritional feeding
inclusion in the diet of more fruits and vegetables will guarantee the receipt of all necessary vitamins.Especially important for the growth and development of the child vitamin D. Try to eat more fish, eggs, dairy products, to the body receives a sufficient amount of it.Vitamin D, magnesium and zinc improves the absorption of calcium, and are an important addition to the diet of lactating mothers power , so do not forget the whole-grain cereals (especially bran and sprouts) and leafy vegetables (such as lettuce and spinach).
nursing mother alcohol is forbidden
Alcohol use during breast-feeding should be banned.The level of alcohol in the body is increased by about an hour after eating, and for its complete removal requires several hours.Upon receipt of the spirits, the child may become lethargic, depressed, or vice versa, to behave unusually active and excited.
The vast majority of kids do not express dissatisfaction with the advent of caffeine in breast milk.However, nutrition experts advise to reduce the dose of caffeinated beverages to two cups a day, and better and exclude them from your diet.In addition to coffee and tea, the caffeine contained in chocolate.If your child was restless, make sure you do not consume too much caffeine.
liquid nutritional feeding mothers
general recommendation is - drink as much as possible, because breast milk is 87% water.During feeding your body require a substantial amount of liquid in the form of water or juice.It is recommended to drink 8 to 10 glasses of fluid a day, but if you want to drink more, then, the body suggests that suffer from lack of moisture.Thirst - a sign that he gives you.
If you want a quick snack, try to choose the most "harmless variants" that always good to have on hand.For example:
- normal cheese or low-fat;
- rye diet crackers;
- cottage cheese low fat;
- fresh or frozen fruits / berries;
- fruit salad with yogurt;
- eggs hard-boiled;
- milk shakes with fruit;
- raw or boiled vegetables.
What can and can not be lactating mothers
during lactation should consume as much fruits and vegetables (fresh, frozen, dried, canned or as juice).Prefer beets, carrots, potatoes, apples, pears.Some fruits and vegetables should be introduced into the diet very carefully, as they may cause flatulence in the baby.These include: cabbage, peas, grapes, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant.
recommended various milk porridge, but if the baby is suffering from constipation, rice porridge should be excluded.Just as a side dish of boiled rice.For energy rich products also include pasta, whole wheat bread, beans (the latter also contribute to increased gas production, so in respect of them need to be careful).
Fish should be eaten at least twice a week, if the child is not allergic to it.Do not forget the fatty fish.Meat and poultry can be consumed in any quantity in stewed, baked or boiled.particularly useful for the baby and mother's milk products, because they contain not only calcium, but also are a source of protein.
not abuse eggs.Eat them 3-4 times a week is ideal - in the form of an omelette.Sometimes you can afford cheese cakes, pancakes (stuffed or just sweet), ravioli or dumplings, but these dishes have become the exception rather than the rule.Occasionally you can eat pickles or fish, but remember that they cause fluid retention in the body.
As for drinks, then during the day you can consume milk and dairy products with fat content of not more than 1%, stewed fruit, mineral water without gas, tea with milk (especially useful green tea without sugar, because it stimulates lactation).Occasionally you can drink a glass of non-alcoholic beer, apple or prune juice (can also trigger bloating).
It is undesirable to feed lactating mothers foods containing large amounts of preservatives, dyes, spicy seasonings and sauces, marinades - all they can adversely affect the taste of milk, not to mention the possible risk to the child's health.Avoid overly fatty foods, because it is not only useful for the baby, but also harmful to your health and figure.Be careful with the "classic" allergens: strawberry, chocolate, seafood, eggs, citrus, tropical fruits, smoked sausage, honey, etc.
Remember that unfamiliar product should be administered in the diet gradually, and no more than a few days to as much as possible to secure the crumbs from allergies, or at least be able to track the product that caused the reaction.If you really want to treat yourself to something tasty, prefer fruits, low-fat liver.Try not to drink carbonated drinks, especially sweet, because they can trigger allergies and flatulence.
Guided by these simple rules, you will be able to lay the foundations for health and good mood, like a baby, and at home.Such a diet food nursing mothers have a positive impact not only on the quality of milk, but also on your appearance!