Nursing

Advices, nutrition, complications—everything you need to know about nursing.

Mother’s milk is the best choice for your growing newborn. It contains all the nutrients necessary to ensure healthy development, including antibodies to protect your baby against infectious and chronic illness. It’s the only nutrition your child needs for the first six months.

In the first few weeks, a baby will nurse 8 to 12 times a day.

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Nutrition tips to follow while nursing

Nursing doesn’t require any special diet and you don’t need vitamin or mineral supplements if you eat enough and have varied and nutritious food.

Liquids

You will need to drink more fluids. Don't wait until you feel thirsty to drink something. Drink around 3.8 litres of liquids per day: water, milk, juice, broths and soups are good options.

Alcohol and Caffeine

Feel like having a drink? Have it immediately after breastfeeding, then wait 2–3 hours per drink before breastfeeding again, which is enough time for your body to eliminate the alcohol. Also, limit your caffeine consumption to 2–3 cups per day.

Vitamin Requirements

Your vitamin A (1300 μg/day) and vitamin C (120 mg/day) requirements go up when you are breastfeeding. A balanced and varied diet will allow you to meet these requirements.

Recipes and Meal Plans for Breastfeeding Mothers

These recipes follow the dietary guidelines for breastfeeding women (omega-3, limited caffeine, vitamins, etc.). Follow our meal plans to make sure you are meeting all of your nutritional requirements while breastfeeding.

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Nursing

Mother’s milk is the best choice for your growing newborn. It contains all the nutrients necessary to ensure healthy development, including antibodies to protect your baby against infectious and chronic illness. It’s the only nutrition your child needs for the first six months.
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