A good breastfeeding diet is important for both mum and baby. It is crucial for mums to intake the right food and nutrition, and to find out what food to avoid when breastfeeding so that their baby has the best nutrition possible, and ensure that milk supply is strong.
During breastfeeding the key nutrients that a lot of women are deficient in are iodine, iron and calcium, because the amounts recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are hard to obtain from a normal Australian diet. Within the Lose Baby Weight Smoothie Mix on the Health & Weight Loss Plan, iodine, calcium and iron are all included as part of the nutrients in the shake, but you can also get these nutrients from the below sources:
Breastfeeding mums also should be careful about supplements that aid weight loss as some contain products that can make your baby sick when passed through the milk.
Ones to be aware of are phentermine, aloe vera, caffeine, kelp, high doses of chromium and phenylpropanolamine (an ingredient in dexatrim and acutrim). Also, many weight loss supplements also contain ephedrine which is a substance that increases metabolic rate and has been associated with severe increase in blood pressure, palpitations, heart arrhythmias, and seizures – so steer clear of these when breastfeeding. The smoothie mix on the Lose Baby Weight plan do not contain any of these products and has been created in conjunction with leading specialists to ensure it is safe in breastfeeding
There are no hard and fast rules about what a mum shouldn’t eat when breastfeeding – other than certain supplements mentioned above and alcohol. However there are certain foods which have been shown to cause upset in the baby – whether that be sickness, eczema, colic, trouble sleeping and irritability. However, each baby is different and you should monitor yours to see how he reacts to certain foods and contact your Doctor if you are concerned about any reaction– below is a list of common foods listed by mums and Doctors as more likely to cause some kind of reaction with your baby:
More than anything it is important to eat a balanced diet when breast feeding and if you are trying to lose your baby weight, do so in a safe way and aim for approximately 500g-1kg per week.
For more information about our products, please view our weight loss plans or to read more about breast feeding , see our Breastfeeding Information page. You may also like to visit our Breastfeeding Q&A page for further answers to your questions
*This material is for information only and not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. Please consult with your Doctor before starting any weight loss program and do not begin any exercise routine unless you have your Doctor’s clearance.
We also recommend talking to your Doctor if your baby suffers from Colic before starting any diet plan as certain foods may exacerbate the colic if you are breastfeeding.
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