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Mum's diet while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding mothers need three healthy meals a day, plus healthy snacks and plenty of fluids.  Drink when you’re thirsty.  Stress and tiredness can affect your milk supply, so rest and relax when you can.

Spicy or ‘gassy’ foods

Spicy or gas-producing foods eaten by breastfeeding mothers don’t bother most babies. Unless your baby becomes unsettled or colicky every time you eat a certain food, you don’t need to avoid any particular foods.

Breastfeeding and vegetarian mothers

When vegetarian women eat a well balanced diet, they are probably eating well enough for their own and their baby’s health.

Women who eat a vegan or macrobiotic diet may need supplements of vitamin B12.  If you’re vegetarian, discuss your diet with your midwife or Plunket nurse, or a dietician, to be certain that you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals.

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