The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. breastfeeding support, referrals and a variety of nutritious foods to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants and children up to age five to promote and support good health.Good health and nutrition is important while breastfeeding. If you are not eating good quality food your body will not produce good quality milk for your baby
You may not believe this but breastfeeding nutrition is just like other forms of nutrition but with a few slight differences. It is necessary to make sure that you eat healthily with plenty of fruit and vegetables.
It is also essential that you eat the recommended daily amounts of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fiber. However, there are a few minor differences between breastfeeding nutrition and normal nutrition that you may want to take note of to ensure that you adhere to the best diet possible for you and baby.
The first point is to watch what you are eating in regards to fish. Fish never use to be an issue but with increased pollution of the seas and oceans, it is necessary to limit the amount you eat when pregnant and when you are breastfeeding to make sure that your baby is not harmed.
You should, though, drink plenty of water to make sure that you stay hydrated because you will feel far worse than you need to otherwise. Although not drinking enough will not pose a problem in terms of how much milk you produce, it will make your body begin to show a little lethargy and thus will not make you very happy, especially with little sleep as well.
The best way to make sure you are getting the right nutritional requirements is to maintain a well balanced healthy diet. Eating lean meats, nuts, dairy and a wide variety of fruit and vegetables.