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Well-balanced diet : A well balanced diet is very important for nursing mothers. It is most noted that nursing mothers easily go hungry faster because in average, research discovered that nursing mothers burnt 600 to 800 calories per day slightly higher that non-nursing mothers for the need of milk production. Don't skip on meals. Don't limit your food intake. Ensure you eat all types of foods so are able to gain nutrients in complete.
Another nutrients that nursing mothers should pay attention to is iron which can be found in red lean meat, liver, chicken, fish. legumes like chickpeas, nuts, dried fruits like raisins and green leafy vegetables. During pregnancy, mothers use a high amount of iron and this requires replaceable.
Food to avoid : Some would recommend not to take herb supplement while still nursing. Lactation professionals and nutritionist has agrees upon on the side effect of herbs similarly of drugs will affect the quality of breastmilk. Play safe by avoidance completely.
What about using herbs and spices in food? Fenugreek has been proven to assist in milk production. On the other notes, mint, parsley, sage, feverfew are being advised to avoid based on few research conducted gives negative reaction to the quality of breastmilk.
Are you coffee lover? A cup or two proven does'nt provide significant impact but hig intake might cause sleep disorder to your nursing baby due to the composition of caffeine. Better still, total avoidance is much recommended.
It is wise too that during this period to avoid taking dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt as it might causing allergy reaction to your baby since your baby is taking full mother's milk. It is ample to take note that allergy might not happen to your baby but simply precaution with close observation.
In overall what have been discussed proven great significant in ensuring success for fully breastfeeding in the long run.