Monday, 4 February 2013

Producing Richer Quality Breastmilk

Producing Richer Quality Breast Milk
1. DO NOT DIET. Well, do not deprive your body of any essential nutrients it might require. While it is okay to avoid excess fatty and starchy foods, it is recommended that a nursing mom eats a little of every kind of nutrient and eat as much as 500 extra calorie in foods daily. So eat well, breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as light snacks in between, your baby will benefit from your meals. Include good servings of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and good protein sources in your diet. After all, what you eat is what your baby eats.

2.  AVOID CAFFEINE. Avoid caffeinated beverages or at least enjoy in minimally. It is said that 1 cup of coffee a day is not harmful, but I personally would not encourage it at all while breastfeeding. Caffeine in breastmilk can cause problems or restlessness in babies. Furthermore, caffeine can block the proper digestion of some nutrients when had with your regular meal.

3. AVOID ALCOHOL. The type of calories that alcohol will give your body is calories that your body don't need. Some women are known to sip light beer and red wine while nursing, but this is still not recommended.The last thing a mother would want is to make her baby acquire the taste for alcohol at such a tender age.

4. AVOID EMPTY CALORIES. This includes calorie packed sodas and fizzy drinks, excess candies and sweet treats. While its okay to have some sweet treats, over-indulging can only cause harm to you and the baby.

5. SUPPLEMENT WITH BREWER'S YEAST.  Add brewer's yeast to beverages as a supplement. Make sure that you buy the "inactive" Nutritional yeast. You can get this at most health food stores. Brewer's yeast is rich in at least 16 amino acid proteins, extremely rich in B Vitamins including folic acid and minerals including iron. This is an excellent supplement for nursing moms. Brewer's yeast is available in tablet form, but the paste or dry, flaky form is often far richer in nutrients.
6. TAKE PRENATAL MULTIVITAMINS. This is one sure and safe way to ensure that your body gets the proper nutrients it needs and this nourishment is passed on safely to the baby.

7. SUPPLEMENT WITH FISH OIL. Fish oil like Cod Liver Oil is rich in DHA which is an important fatty acid for nerve and brain development in children.

8. SUPPLEMENT WITH OMEGA-3. Omega-3 fats are polyunsaturated fats that have been shown to provide enormous health benefits including protection against heart disease, anti-inflammatory properties and attention and behavioral improvements in children. Omega- fatty acids include ALA, DHA and EPA all essential fatty acids that should be included in human diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for nerve, brain and heart development and protection from fetus to adulthood. 


Kevin Thompson said...

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Well, you have discussed here how to produce better quality breast milk and you have justified your point by giving us very nice tips about diet and fooding. I want to add one more thing and that will definitely help you how to produce more breast milk. You can feed the mothers delicious cookies to help nursing moms make chubby babies.
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