Features of nutrition of the nursing mother after childbirth

For the health of a newborn who is breastfed, it is very important that his mother should eat rationally and fully. On this depends the development and well-being of the baby. A young mother needs to make her daily menu so that it is diverse, safe and, of course, useful. And how to do it, we'll talk further.

A variety of diets

The diet of the nursing mother should contain the following product groups: fish and meat, milk and dairy products, bread and bakery products, eggs, cereals, pasta, vegetable and butter, fruits and vegetables, fruit and vegetable juices.

When choosing meat and fish, it is better to give preference to nonfat varieties: white poultry meat, veal, beef, tongue, lean pork, hake, cod, carp, pikeperch. Use them is recommended in boiled, stewed or baked form.

Doctors advise milk and dairy products to be pre-heat treated beforehand to avoid possible infection with pathogenic bacteria. Contrary to the opinion of older women, young mothers should not consume whole cow milk

in liters, since this can cause the allergic reaction in the newborn to develop. It is better to alternate the milk with kefir, fermented milk or yogurt.

To activate the motor function of the intestines of the mother and baby in the daily diet of women must necessarily be present in large quantities of vegetables and fruits. The recommended norm of vegetables is 400 g or more, you can eat pumpkin, zucchini, beets, carrots and other "domestic" products from the garden. When choosing fruit, it is also worth giving preference to local gifts of nature, so without fear, a young mother can eat plums, pears, apples, about 300 grams a day. Berries of cherries, gooseberries and currants are also allowed. True nutritionists specify that vegetables, fruits and berries of red and orange color must be eaten in small quantities, since they are allergens.

Do not forget that there are no "overseas" vegetables and fruits for breastfeeding women, as there is a high probability that they will cause an allergic reaction, both for mom and baby. An exception to this rule is only a banana.

Dietary fibers necessary for the proper functioning of the intestine are contained in oat, buckwheat and wheat cereals, coarse bread and dried fruits( dried apricots and prunes).

Fats must be present in the diet of a young mother, as they are necessary for the assimilation of some vitally important vitamins. The daily norm of butter is 25 grams, and vegetable( sunflower, olive, soybean, corn) 15 g.

Food safety

Proper nutrition of the nursing mother A woman breast feeding should pay attention to ensuring that the dishes and foods that she consumes are safe for her baby. After all, all the useful and harmful substances from the meal of the mother together with the milk get to the baby, and affect his health in general and the digestive tract in particular. Therefore, a young mother should exclude from her menu everything that can trigger the development of allergies or cause the processes of fermentation in the intestines of the baby.

The intensified fermentation in the digestive tract of a child can cause the use of such products by the mother: sausages, smoked and salted fish, marinades, pickles, canned snacks, garlic, onions, fish and meat rich broths, confectionery, grapes, sweet carbonated soft drinks. Allergies can cause eggs, strawberries, chocolate, peanuts, cocoa, citrus fruits, tomatoes.

Summing up the article, I want to note that the qualitative composition of breast milk does not depend on how and how the woman feeds. If there is not enough vitamins and minerals in the diet of the mother, the baby will still receive its norm with milk, and their deficit will be compensated by the woman's body.

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