Meal feeding mum

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The problem of supply nursing mom in its long history has had time to grow a fair amount of myths. For example, such:

1. There is a lot of need for two

Not for two, and for two. Of course, you will eat more than usual, because of feeding the baby (especially if it happens at his request, but not limited hours) it takes about 800 calories a day. But the main thing — not the amount of food and the quality and richness of vitamins. If possible, your diet should be as healthy, natural, no preservatives, artificial colors or nitrates. Well, if you are able to adhere to the principle of separate power supply (do not mix proteins and carbohydrates).

2. You can eat everything — the body itself knows what he wants

Wrong. Especially if the child — have allergies, my mother's diet should be carefully chosen. By allergens include: chocolate, cocoa, peanuts, crabs, shrimp, crayfish, eggs, citrus fruits, strawberries, red fruits and vegetables (tomatoes, carrots, apples, pomegranates, etc.). It used to be that the nursing mother to feed the meat of young animals and birds (veal, lamb, chicken), and now scientists have come to the conclusion that the meat has a high allergenic potential. Refrain from alcohol while, carbonated drinks, coffee, cocoa, grapes, chocolate, fatty creams, mayonnaise, ketchup, sausages and smoked meats, and foods containing preservatives andE supplements.

Theoretically allergen and can befish, so enter it in the diet gradually. It is better to eat again boiled lean (pike, carp, cod, hake, etc.) no more 1-2 times per week.

3. The opposite move: there can be only one type of product (or one one buckwheat porridge) so as not to provoke allergies

Is also incorrect. Mom's diet should be varied!

Her diet should be all the basic food groups: meat, fish, dairy products, eggs, bread, cereals, vegetable oil and butter, vegetables, fruits and berries.

Safe diet

Meat. Preferably lean beef, pork, white meat poultry (preferably boiled or as meatballs and meatballs).

Note thecottage cheese andcheese (The best type of young Circassian). Cottage cheese is desirable to process and absorb heat in the form of cheesecakes, casseroles and cottage cheese and yogurt, etc. Suitable, but it should be no fruit additives and preservatives (the less shelf life, the better).

After birth, a mother is often a sensitive issue — constipation. Therefore it is very important to her diet contained sufficient fiber to stimulate bowel motility. It is essential to everyday use no less than 400 grams of fresh or treated by heat vegetables (Cauliflower, squash, pumpkin, etc.), about 300 gramsfruit and berries (Apples, pears, plums, currants, gooseberries, cranberries), about 200-300 mlJuice (Preferably fresh).

Are also rich in dietary fiber millet, buckwheat and oat cereals (Try to alternate different types of cereals) bread (Preferably whole-grain bread and unleavened) and especially dried fruits (Prunes, apricots).

To a half to two months, it is desirable to use only hypo-allergenic products. Then you can gradually introduce new products. General rule — eat a new product every day and watch the reaction of the kid. An allergic reaction usually occurs within 2-4 hours after feeding. If everything is in order, so feel free to introduce into your diet a new product.

4. It is absolutely necessary milk than — the better

Wrong. First, milk can cause individual intolerance, second in a large amount, it causes the formation of gases (see next myth). Milk (whole or part) should be replaced by milk products (yogurt, sugar-free yogurt and fruit additives, fermented baked milk). If you like milk, choose a product not long-term storage. It is better not to use it in whole form, and diluting with boiled water or tea.

5. With infant colic is useless to fight, they need to survive

Not entirely true. They yet can be influenced. And the very first thing you should do — pay attention to your menu. It is necessary to exclude from blowing products. First of all, it refers to the Gourds, so please refrain from melon, watermelon, cucumbers. You can not abuse the products that result from fermentation kefir, sauerkraut, fermented baked milk, yeast products (and for the first time and do better to give up these foods!).

The same applies to the bean, mushrooms and pearl barley. Of these products and in adults sometimes "puchit belly", not to mention the two-month babies! In the doghouse was and sugar, as it also strengthens the processes of fermentation. So it is better to eat sweets at a minimum, preferably marshmallows, jelly, marmalade. Well, if you are able to replace the sugar fructose or honey (honey only, like any allergen introduced into the diet carefully.)

6. Be sure to eat meat

But it seems to be true. American pediatricians have found that the body of nursing Moms-vegetarian there is a lack of vitamin B12, which can lead to problems in the mental development of children. Vitamin B12 is found in foods of animal origin (meat, eggs, dairy products). If you do not wish to categorically renounce their vegetarian beliefs while feeding the baby, then the only way out — receive special supplements and vitamin complex with vitamin C. In most cases, getting rid of a vitamin deficiency, a delay in the growth and development of the crumbs easily overcome.

7. Nursing mother should take calcium

Especially do not necessarily. This is evidenced by an experiment carried out recently in America. In the experiment involved two groups of lactating mothers (about 400 people). In the first group of mothers took calcium supplements, as well as products specially enriched with this element, and the second — were fed as usual. Assessing bone density experiment participants, the researchers concluded that the two groups there is no difference. So that nursing mothers can no longer worry: their bones and without calcium supplementation is not in danger.

8. You need to drink a lot of

It is true. Immediately after feeding (and sometimes during them) you will almost certainly feel a bout of thirst. Trust your body! Drink as much as you want.

Note, however, that during the two or three days after birth, when only installed and instead colostrum lactation comes mature milk, drinking regimen should be limited (no more liters of fluid per day!) to prevent excessive swelling of the breasts. Sore breasts, hard, like a drum — it's not our way!

Once established lactation drinking can be about two liters of fluid per day. It is best to drink green tea (black, try not to get involved), water, juice, stewed fruit, diluted apple or pear juice. It used to be that to increase lactation need to drink a lot of black tea with milk or with condensed milk. Now it appears that this theory is not confirmed, lactation, these drinks are not affected. But if you like a tea, then drink to health.

Inessa Smyk

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