Your Ultimate Eating & Drinking Guide While Nursing
You watched your diet like a hawk when you were expecting, limiting deli meats and processed foods, skipping sushi, unpasteurized cheese, fish high in mercury and of course, there were no margaritas. Now that your bambino is here, you don’t need to be as stringent with what you eat because thankfully your body knows just what to do. “As long as you consume a well balanced diet—even one that involves the occasional Ben & Jerry's splurge—your body will make the optimal food for your baby,” explains Sara Newman, a certified lactation consultant, vice president of the New York Lactation Consultant Association and mom of two in New York City.
So don’t obsess over each mouthful, but instead try to choose a wide variety of nutritional foods. You’ll enjoy every bite because you know your baby will thrive. Click through our slideshow above for an easy-to-follow breastfeeding guide to eating and drinking.
By Jennifer Kelly Geddes