food to eat while breastfeeding

by Pumeza

Hi there, I need to know what healty food should I eat while breastfeeding. If anyone know please help me by list of healthy food while breastfeeding. Thnk you.

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Aug 13, 2012
Breastfeeding foods
by: Zelda Behr

You need an extra 500cal per day while breastfeeding.

There isn't really a set diet but here are a few good and bad foods to consider.

Do eat...

- Squash, green beans, avocado, chickpeas, artichokes, spinach
- Apples, plums, peaches
- Turkey
- Brown rice, lentils
- Sunflower seeds


- Shark, Swordfish, Tilefish, king mackerel (They have a high mercury content)
- Tuna (No more than one tuna steak or two 170g cans a week)
- Coffee (limit to two cups a day)
- Artificial sweeteners like saccharin
- Stay away from processed foods, they contain too many additives

Also remember to drink lots of water.

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Happy breastfeeding.

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