We have said many times in this space of certain aspects to consider during the period dedicated to breastfeeding; today we are going to focus on another very important aspect is the one that has to do with the diet during lactation.
Good to know, first, that during lactation, it is very important to control the food, as it depends on the good quality of breast milk. No proteins are missing, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and course healthier fat.
Through breastfeeding, the baby not only feeds, but also feeds on the immediate protection of their defenses, very immature in the first weeks of life. And if the baby is critical, it is also strongly recommended for the mother, breastfeeding gets her figure and good muscle tone more easily and in less time.
Diet during lactation should be more heat than usual, because the mother’s body will spend energy to produce milk for her baby. However, it is important to look at the type of calories consumed, because of what it is to achieve a balanced diet as possible so that milk is the best feed the baby.
It is very essential to consume protein sources of high biological value, such as lean meats , fish, eggs or milk, not forgetting that we can consume vegetable protein through legumes. A breastfeeding woman needs 50% more protein in their diet.
As carbohydrates are essential to provide power to the mother and baby , facilitating intestinal both transit and, in the case of small, help colonize your intestines with defensive bacteria from your body, the famous bifid us .
Within the diet during breastfeeding, foods like bread, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes, fruits and vegetables will ensure the proper and appropriate application of energy, which will reach the baby through lactose, the main carbohydrate in milk.
Milk, meat and eggs are the sources of healthy fats in the nursing mother, as well as oily fish, excellent source of Omega 3 , essential fatty acids essential for the proper development of the baby. Other sources of healthy fats are nuts or olive oil.
Since for the liquid water must be present in the diet, since it is the basis of milk, along with juices and teas. On the other hand, should pay special attention to anything that we should not eat while we are breastfeeding.
The first thing to note, in this regard, with respect to diet during lactation is that we have to keep avoiding the consumption of alcohol and snuff , as containing harmful substances can pass directly to the baby through the milk.
It is also important in this respect, control and even suppress ingesting exciting. Ideally, at this stage we forget to consume beverages like coffee or cola and other substances such as chocolate.
Finally, note that some strongly flavored foods, such as asparagus or artichokes, may alter the taste of breast milk. Should be met if the baby perceives that change and rejects the chest to prevent ingestion.