Today I was talking with a friend of mine about all the care she gives to her little brother. She said "Rui is not my son, is my little brother, but I feel just like he was my kid, and the feeling of having a son is so complex and deep... ". And then I thought: If this feeling is so complex to sort, so why not make the other parts more easy, like the mum's health!
I am not a mum... yet. But I've always read about this subject and I find it very interesting. So, lets do an open talk about it here!
It's completely important to know that everything the mother consumes goes for her baby through her milk. So,
Well, everybody know that when you are breastfeeding you cant eat or drink some stuffs, ex: alcohol. But I've already heard that black beer (without alcohol) is good because it induces the production of milk.
So here we go with some foods that mums should avoid. (You can find more informations in this website www.checkpregnancy.com)
You can! But not too much... Even in feel quantities it can be too strong for your baby. And probably he/she doesnt appreciate it like you do.
A good advice: avoid it! Why? A great part of fish is contaminated with mercury, and it will pass for your baby thorugh the milk. So, try to avoid it.
This delicious thing too?! Haha You can, but in small amount too. Specially the back one. It's because the caffeine that the chocolate (specially back) has.
Please, cut it off. These things can reduce your milk supply. And we dont want it, of course! Although have some teas made of these herbs available to breastfeeding moms. But its better dont take the risk.
Well, this one we all know that is not so a good idea, right?
Some says that a short glass of wine its ok. But really short, its not to be drunk! But remember its alcohol, and if its not for us, why would be for the babies?
I love garlic, but we all need to confess that garlic let a hard smell on our bodies. Now imagine how can be smelling the milk or the taste of it with a lot garlic consume... Think about!
Think in the same principle of the garlic, spicy food can't be so good for you baby too. Some people are more sensible for spicy food than others, and the babies are the same rule. So maybe its a good advice cut it of too.
Those were some tips about the moms feeding. Did you know that? Or do you know another food that is a good idea avoid?
The website that I read it, its a good site, with a lot (really lot) information about this subject!
Check out this post too: Itchy nipples early pregnancy
Hope this open talk can help you and be informative!