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breastfeeding

what are some important foods to have in your diet while breastfeeding and are their any vitamins or other supplements that are helpful to take to keep a good milk supply?
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4046357 tn?1350480462
Plenty of fluids!! I kept taking my prenatal vitamins after I had my baby too.
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5070443 tn?1364699122
Yup plenty of fluids, prenatal vitamins, oatmeal is supposed to be good for boosting your milk supply. Basically healthy foods and the occasional splurge. Garlicky, spicy, onions, pizza, spaghetti MAY make baby cranky so go easy on that stuff when you can. Its also important to keep light snacks near by while nursing such as animal crackers, whole wheat crackers, pretzels etc because you will feel like you're starving since producing your own milk requires alot of your caloric intake. Good luck! Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience!
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4191640 tn?1361174727
They actually have an article on this site on what foods are best for breastfeeding. I don't remember If It's In the article, but I know that you should also continue to take prenatal as well.

Here's the article about It:

medhelp.org/pregnancy-health/slideshows/Best-Foods-for-Breastfeeding-Moms/259
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2020005 tn?1628125976
oatmeal!
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4774515 tn?1359650004
Thanks ladies! :)
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