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8 Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Puja Sharma Vasisht
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 8 Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

We all know the importance of breastmilk for a baby, but do we also know the right diet a breastfeeding mother should have to be able to breastfeed optimally? The blog discusses the right nutrition and diet for the mother. Plus: 3 interesting recipes


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Astha Hirani

| Jul 27, 2017

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B Vasavi

| Jun 22, 2017

tq uuuu so much for u r valuable information.... mam

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Anshu Singh

| Jun 22, 2017

Thank you so much indeed ! it's useful for me.

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Syed himayath

| Jun 16, 2017

fabulous

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Saba Peters

| Jun 06, 2017

Helpful. Thank you

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Nisha Raj Thacker

| May 18, 2017

really so much useful tips

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Nitya Sarath

| May 12, 2017

useful information. thanks

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Rakesh Rocky

| May 11, 2017

its helpful .. thank u..

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Shalu Ajeesh

| May 05, 2017

good information

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Dipika Rawal

| May 04, 2017

very usefull pooja thank u

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Dipashri Sukale

| May 04, 2017

Good information

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Anju Mandal

| May 04, 2017

Thanks you so much Pooja

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divya ammu

| May 04, 2017

sorry pro-pl means

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divya ammu

| May 04, 2017

hi puja it was very useful to all breastfeeding mothers. but my problem was my baby was 12days old but I am not having enough milk to my child and my baby weight also too low 2. 500. thats why I am worry abt it. so please say tips to increase breastfeeding and to increase my baby weight. we are living in tamilnadu madurai city. so say that healthy foods we get here

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APARNA

| May 04, 2017

pro-pl also increases breast milk. I too used this. try this really it works

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Shinu Sakhuja

| Mar 30, 2017

Hi Puja, i do not have ny milk supply as i stopped breastfeeding. my baby is 2 months old do u think along with this diet and with the help of lalctonic granules and lactare capsule i can resume breastfeeding

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Sarmistha Panda

| Mar 22, 2017

thank you very much

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Swati Sharma

| Mar 16, 2017

healthy diet and lactare capsule twice a day as much milk intake a su can

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Manjula Naidu

| Mar 01, 2017

thank you so much for the blog .. it's very useful..

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Kesari Kotian

| Feb 22, 2017

thnk u so much...

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ananthi s

| Feb 20, 2017

Really useful

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Chanchal Narula Sharma

| Feb 14, 2017

Thank you so much for Amazing blog

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Sebitha Ambareeshan

| Feb 14, 2017

thank you very much

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Anuradha Srinivas

| Feb 14, 2017

thank you dear it's so useful to me

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HIRAL SHAH

| Feb 14, 2017

thank you so much so helpful recipe

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Meena Janarthanan

| Feb 14, 2017

Thanks for useful information...

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Aditi Thakur

| Feb 14, 2017

live q

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Arati Nandi

| Feb 14, 2017

nice one

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Santosh Rumba

| Feb 14, 2017

Thanks a lot for amazing information....

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Ashiqa Parvin M

| Feb 14, 2017

Am taking care of my kid alone. so I don't have time to take nutritious food. will that affect my supply. my baby is now 7 months

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Samiya shah

| Feb 09, 2017

Thanks for the reply nd right information

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Preeti Kokate

| Jan 24, 2017

very nice information and very helpful tips and comments also thank u all of u and especially Pooja

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Nandini Bhattacharya

| Jan 14, 2017

hi for lactation bottle gourds are very useful,boil sabudana and drink with hot milk n see the magic ......

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Trupti Amit Jha

| Dec 09, 2016

very nice article

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Narmada Ravi

| Dec 01, 2016

hi momies... my baby is 5 the month old and having runny no's and cough.... giving drops /syrup as my ped... how many days will it take to get cured.... she is having severe cold and sometimes crying a lot due to nasal blockage

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Mala Murthy

| Nov 29, 2016

thank u so much

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Gopi Shah

| Nov 16, 2016

very very useful for me .. thank you

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Narmada Ravi

| Sep 23, 2016

nice article.. really helps a lot

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Aman Sony Sodhi

| Apr 30, 2016

its really very helping. ..thanku

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MA HA

| Apr 29, 2016

thank u Puja

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Milinda Kalpesh

| Apr 29, 2016

more information for increased milk production

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renu deshmukh

| Apr 09, 2016

Very very useful

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Vasavi Pantham

| Apr 05, 2016

Thank you so much..

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Sumathi Ponnusami

| Apr 05, 2016

Very nice tips

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Nirali Dalsania

| Mar 22, 2016

Wow.... very useful blog

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Viji Ganesh

| Mar 22, 2016

Can i eat mango while breast feeding ?

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Indira Priyadarsini

| Mar 22, 2016

Indeed this info is useful ..

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Khushbu T Kumar

| Mar 22, 2016

Thanks puja for such a great artical . Recepies seems yummy as well as nutritious. Please tell me that does kalaunji increases milk production ?

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Richa Goyal

| Mar 22, 2016

Thnx alot for ur guidance. ....

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nethra nj

| Jan 14, 2016

Hi puja, It's very useful, thanks for the wonderful article :) now for my baby 3rd month is running, I am breastfeeding her nicely, please suggest me when to start other food's? And what kind of foods to start with.

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Puja Vasisht

| Dec 15, 2015

@Fareeda, the best indicator of milk being is, one the child doesn't feel hungry/cries after the feed and second, shows satisfactory weight gain. If these indicators were fine, you could breast feed your child exclusively for 6 months ideally.

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Fareeda naseer

| Dec 14, 2015

Hi , my baby is in 2months, I don't feel whether my baby is getting enough feed from me as my breast milk is so low in production ,I feel so depressed an some of my relatives suggest me lactogen now am giving him 3times a day ,rest of time he s taking my feed ,, Pls help me with ur advices an suggestions

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 21, 2015

@Khadija, Hi, At 4 months you can start with vegetable soup (with milk), fruit juice (not sour)well strained. You may also keep trying for top feed.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 21, 2015

@Rinki, Hi if milk prouction is low then you may feed your baby once/twice a day, whatever is possible. For rest feeds, give him lactogen as adviced by your doctor. You should feel good that you are able to feed your baby, whatever less amounts, it may be.

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Khadija Vohra

| Sep 20, 2015

Hello, My baby is 4 months old. She is on completing BF. I have to resume work within a month, please let me knw what foods can I introducs to her. I tried giving her Lactogen but she just dosnt take it in..

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 18, 2015

@Mandeep, Hi you can eat everything mentioned in the blog. Avoid going overboard on fats.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 18, 2015

@Sarika, You may also give different porridge of suji/sago/riceflakes/ragi, other mashed veggies with potato/egg yolk. Individualized meal plans are paid service. You may contact helpdesk@pareentune. com

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Mandeep Kaur

| Sep 17, 2015

What can I eat after c-sec?

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Sarika jain

| Sep 17, 2015

Hi.. my baby is 9 nmonths old. Could you suggest me a complete vegetarian meal plan for my baby. I give him khichdi, dalia, fruits & carrots beans. As I have read in many sites that 8-10 months old baby should eat three times meal. My meal plan is monotonous. I think I should introduce some nice receipes so that he starts eating everything.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 15, 2015

@Anju, If your baby is having five spoons, it is okay for her one feed. This may not fill her stomach and you follow it with milk, but for a baby and her appetite, it seems fine. You even try and give alternate milk and solid feeds. Give soilds first and whatever amount she readily accepts, let her have. You may give more variety in form of mashed banana/or some juice or stewed fruits. Give veggies too, form of soups or with mashed potato etc.

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Anju Pandirkar

| Sep 10, 2015

Hello my baby is 9 month.... I am still breastfeed her .. Since six month I started to give her dal soup, ravva kheer, lapse kheer, and since last month khichdi.. To her but she doesn't eat anything .. Initial she will eat one to five spoon then she will not take not even one spoon... Then I have to continue feed her ... I am worried what I should I tried with milk also that also she is not taking .... Please advise

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 09, 2015

Hi, If you have already started with cow's milk and it has not given any allergy then you may continue with it. Amounts can be given according to your baby's acceptance starting from 1-2 spoons.

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Puja

| Sep 08, 2015

Hi. my baby is 6 months. i have started giving him suji kheer, banana,apple juice, lentils soup.. and cow milk.. now going through the comment section I got to know that cow milk is not good.. should I stop giving him cow milk? Can I add cow milk in kheer etc? How much quantity of each meal is sufficient for him? As he takes only few tsp of every thing I prepared for him.. thanks

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 02, 2015

Manju Gandhi Daga, Hi ideally if you are able to breastfeed the baby sufficiently and if you are not working, then you may continue with you milk only apart from weaning foods. However, if you have to give a top feed, then either use formula milk or packed pasteurized milk. Cow milk is better avoided till one year of age, as it is known to give allergy. Orange juice too, is better avoided till 8-9 months. You may give her other fresh fruit juice like apple,grapes etc (not sour).

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Manju Gandhi Daga

| Sep 01, 2015

Hii my baby is 6 month old. what should I start now.. I mean top feed what should I give her first. ?n ya just want to know shall I give her cow milk? Orange juice?

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Puja Vasisht

| Aug 26, 2015

Mukta Suyal, Hi, Ideally you can breastfeed your son as long as you can. To stop his dependency on you,you need to first ensure that your son is having a filling dinner. It should have staple (rice or chapatti)some dal or non veg food and some vegetable. You may even feed him milk from cup just prior to sleep. Secondly the child should have been active throughout the day. The tiredness ensures sound sleep. Then you may use bitter edible things like karela juice or neem juice. If need be, your husband or any close family member can put him to sleep. Try this for few days, till your son develops the habit of sleeping without you.

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Mukta Suyal

| Aug 25, 2015

Hi, my son has completed now 2 years and I was planning that I will give him breast feed till 2. but I am working, when I came back at home he used to wait for me for breast feed and then take a sleep, similarly at night also, he sleeps while taking feed. Now please suggest me how to stop his dependency and habit on breast feed and secondly is it right age to stop it now?

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Puja Vasisht

| Aug 25, 2015

Pallavi Puri, Hi Breastfeeding not only provides nutritional support but also emotional support to your child. A child who is breastfed on demand is more secure as an individual later. Breastfeeding also ensures health benefits to mother. My advice is that you take care of your diet & especially calcium intake and continue breastfeeding your child.

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Puja Vasisht

| Aug 25, 2015

Manjima, Hi you may start with green leafy vegetable soup with milk (well strained & thin), fruit juice (not sour, well strained). If the child has doubled the birth weight, then you may start with, well cooked, mashed, strained, thin rice kheer/porridge. you may even give well mashed ripe banana. Start with a spoon or so and then gradually increase the amount & frequency.

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Pallavi Puri

| Aug 25, 2015

Hi my baby is 1. 5 yrs old.. Still breast feeding to make her sleep only.. She takes two napes in afternoon and in night.. Many peopele says me to dont feed know it will effect my health she is not gettin anything with milk know.. is it true..

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Manjima

| Aug 24, 2015

hi.. my baby is 5 months old.. i hav to rejoin my job now.. pls suggest me food i should give him

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Puja Vasisht

| Aug 17, 2015

Nancy Sharma Hi,You need to take care of your diet as both quality & quantity of milk production depends on it. Sometimes we feel that the baby has not taken feed long enough, but the child has taken sufficient according to his need, even in that small duration. If the child is gaining weight gradually, then you should not worry. Still if the you feel that the child is remaining hungry/not taking enough/not gaining weight, then you need to take medical advice for the same.

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Puja Vasisht

| Aug 17, 2015

Parul Sagar Hi, you need to take care of your diet for both quantity& quality of milk. After 6 months milk alone be it breast/top feed can not meet infant's requirements. Your baby is now 6 months so you can now start with weaning foods. This is would help in filling baby's stomach and help in sleep, both yours & baby's.

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Parul Sagar

| Aug 12, 2015

Hi, my baby is 7 months old nw n my milk production was too low since d tym of her birth only... stil I fed her for 6 months n til nw also bt only in d nyt as there is very less left. She is nt happy to take the tf also. I hv to get up after every 2 hrs in d nyt..... really tiered as haven't slept since 7 months moreover I hv to tk cr of d elder 6 yr old child also..... wt to do?

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Priya A

| Aug 12, 2015

Hi zandu satavrex ll help you.. ask your gynaecologist..

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Nancy Sharma

| Aug 11, 2015

Hi my baby is 4 month old he is not taking my feed. And due to this my milk is also very less. Please suggest something so that my son take my feed

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