Foods and drinks to avoid or limit when breastfeeding
You will be happy to know that most of the food that was off the menu when you were pregnant can now be enjoyed again. But be mindful that what you eat and drink can be passed through your breastmilk to your baby.
Caffeine if taken too much can cause the baby to be fussy or not sleep well. Try to limit or reduce your daily intake (up to 2 to 3 cups a day) of coffee or other caffeinated beverages.
Alcohol should be avoided entirely.
Large amounts of processed foods: Limit packaged, canned, and processed foods available in the supermarket, restaurant foods, and fast foods which tend to have higher amounts of sodium and sugars.
Postpartum nutritional support for new moms
Pregnancy may have left you low in iron and other important nutrients. Caring for a new baby will take up a lot of your time and energy, so you may find it difficult to eat properly in the first few months.
We’ve got more tips to help you out
Healthy eating will help give you the nutrients you need to stay on top of your new role. Now check out our lifestyle tips for new parents for advice to help you settle into your routine and enjoy your baby’s first months.