Nursing mother, what you should avoid during this process

Pregnancy involves changes, one of the most common is the alteration of a woman's diet. However, these variations in the mothers' menu do not end at the time of delivery. Women should watch what they put on the table once the baby he's at home.

Among the reasons to pay attention to the mother's diet is the Breastfeeding. Through the breast of the mother, the baby receives the first food of his life and whose quality depends, to a large extent, on the lifestyle that the woman presents. To ensure this optimal condition from the American Pediatric Association, the following tips are offered.

Basic restrictions

From this organism some are indicated restrictions. An example is that of caffeine, an element that should not be eliminated from the mother's day-to-day, but her intake should be moderate. In general, breast milk contains less than 1 percent of what the mother consumes.


However, if you notice that the baby becomes more irritable or restless after consuming caffeine, you should consider reducing the intake of these drinks. Another of the products that must be restricted during the lactation process is alcohol since this element does pass through the milk to the organism of the smallest.

In addition, drinking alcohol during the breastfeeding process can restrict milk production and prevent the baby from receiving the intakes it needs. In the event that the mother has an event in front of where she plans to drink these drinks, it is important to use a breast pump so that the child receives this food without contaminating it. In this way the organism It will eliminate ethyl substances before the child receives the breast.


Varied diet

From Nestlé it is indicated that there is no exclusive food for the period of lactation. The key is to maintain a varied diet that contains varied nutrients, as well as recommended amounts:

- Vegetables and fruits in each meal, for vitamins, minerals and fibers, essential for your dynamism.

- Starches, in the form of pasta, rice, wholemeal bread, legumes or cereals, for the energy they provide. Consume in each meal in small quantities.

- Proteins. 2 portions / day of meat, fish or eggs.

- Three or four portions / day of cheese, milk, yogurt and white cheese, as they contain calcium, which is good for your bones and those of your child.

- Fatty substances of varied origin, since some of them provide Omega 3 and Omega 6, essential for the neurological development of the baby, and also provide other important vitamins such as A and D.


- Nuts, such as figs, almonds or nuts, for their contribution of magnesium.

- Drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day.

Damián Montero

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