Breastfeeding is the prime source of nutrients for a newborn. As a new mom, I can share that it is very important to maintain an adequate milk supply during breastfeeding. I advise lactating women to consume rich nutrient foods and vitamins. Eating green vegetables and whole grains is very beneficial, but fruits are also an important part of your diet. They are rich in minerals, antioxidants, and fiber for the body. It is essential for you to consume fresh fruits so I suggest you few fruits that you must eat while you are breastfeeding your child:
We all know maintaining high levels of potassium is crucial while breastfeeding and one banana contains 450 milligrams of potassium. They are rich in various vitamins and minerals as well and helps in regaining the calories that you lose while breastfeeding.
They are tasty and rich in Vitamin C, calcium and magnesium. They also help you to stay hydrated and is loaded with nutrients.
This fruit is an unripe variety of yellow papaya. Green papaya is the best source of galactagogue and helps in inducing lactation. The enzymes present in green papaya enhance milk production.
Avocados are full of Omega fatty acids, which are important for many body functions. They s also produce rich breast milk and helps in maintaining blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Lactating mom must include apricots in their diet. They are a rich source of Vitamin A, C, potassium, and calcium. Phytoestrogens are present in apricots which help in regulating milk producing hormones in the females.
This high calorie fruit is good for new moms and breastfeeding moms needing to make up the calories they are burning through breastfeeding.
These citrus gems are an excellent source of vitamin C which breastfeeding moms need a lot of, even more than when you were pregnant