Breastfeeding is best for baby and mom. There are many advantages and good reasons in breastfeeding your baby. With breastfeeding, you can protect your baby from bacteria and disease. You’re baby will be nourished with love through close bonding and the milk with perfect nutrition. Anytime the milk is ready and the breast milk has less colic because it is easily digestible. In addition, you can save money from buying formula milk and it does not produce garbage keeping a clean and green environment.
When I started breastfeeding my baby, the first things I have learned are the recommended foods to eat which are easy to follow. Certain foods should be avoided while breastfeeding. I have decided to list down these foods because I had a bad experience when my baby became fussy after eating some of the foods to avoid while breastfeeding. These foods tend to change the taste of the milk, some foods in the list might reduce the milk production, and some can make your baby colic.
What to eat while breastfeeding?
- Soupy meals with Malunggay leaves
- Hot Chocolate
- Malunggay/ Moringa Food supplement
- Malunggay Herbal Tea
Fresh fruits, vegetables, iron and calcium rich foods
- Oat meal
- Lactation biscuits
What are the foods to avoid while breastfeeding?
- In vegetables avoid Cabbage, Langka, Broccoli, Beans, Radish, Pepper, Cucumber, Turnip, and too much Onion and Garlic.
- In Fruits avoid Orange, Lemon, Melon, Pineapple, Berries, Mango, Lime, Grapes, and Grapefruit.
- Spicy foods
- Alcoholic, carbonated beverages, and Caffeine.
You can still eat or take some of the foods to avoid while breastfeeding but you should skip breastfeeding to your baby in about 2-4 hours to prevent fussy baby. You can use a breast pump and throw the expressed milk.
Also, avoid smoking to prevent the risks of unhealthy conditions to you and your baby.