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6 Common Types Of Foods To Limit Or Avoid While Breastfeeding

Breast milk is a very nutritious food. In fact, during the first six months of your child's life, he or she will provide most of the nutrients he or she needs.

 Studies have shown that when your body controls the composition of breast milk, what you take affects the content of breast milk.

 In general, no foods are overpowering. Instead, women should eat a balanced, varied diet. However, there are many foods and drinks that you should avoid while breastfeeding.

 Here are 6 foods you should limit or avoid while breastfeeding.

 1. Fish with high mercury content.

 Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are two types of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish that are essential for a baby's brain development but difficult to digest in other foods.

 However, some fish and seafood contain high levels of mercury, especially harmful substances that are harmful to newborns and infants, and are highly susceptible to mercury poisoning.

 2. Some herbal remedies.

 When breastfeeding, it is considered safe to season the food with spices and seasonings such as cumin or basil.

 However, there are some safety issues with herbal supplements and tea because there is a lack of information among breastfeeding women. Some herbal supplements are generally unsafe for breastfeeding women. As a breastfeeding woman, please consult your doctor before taking any herbal remedies.

 3. Alcohol.


 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), abstinence from alcohol during nursing is the safest option. On the other hand, the occasional drink is safe as long as the amount and timing are not controlled.

 The amount of alcohol your baby can get from breast milk depends on how much you drink and how much you drink. The amount of alcohol in breast milk increases after 30-60 minutes after the last drink, according to research.

 When you drink a lot of alcohol, the supply of breast milk is reduced by 20%.

 4. Caffeine.


 Caffeine is found mainly in coffee, soda, tea and chocolate. If you drink caffeine, it can be excreted in breast milk.

 This can be difficult because caffeine is difficult to break down and eliminate in newborns. As a result, over time, large amounts of caffeine can accumulate in your baby's system, leading to frustration and sleep problems.

 5. Highly processed foods.


 It is important to eat nutritious and nutritious foods while breastfeeding.

 Highly processed foods are high in calories, saturated fats and added sugars and are poor in fiber, vitamins and minerals.

 6. Other foods.

 Slippery foods such as onions, garlic, or spices can cause your baby to stop eating or become upset after eating.

 Although there is no evidence that all mothers should avoid strong-tasting foods, if you notice changes in your baby's diet, talk to your dietitian or pediatrician about eliminating certain foods or spices from your diet.

 Source: Safe Healthline

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