What can\’t you eat while breastfeeding? A complete list of foods to avoid during breastfeeding

In many places, there are various dietary taboos during breastfeeding. In fact, most of them have no scientific basis. During lactation, it is very important to have a variety of foods and balanced nutrition. If you blindly avoid eating some foods, you will run the risk of malnutrition. What can I eat? What can\’t you eat? Today Tiedou Dehui will talk about this issue! Not recommended: Drinking: In some places, there is a custom of drinking rice wine during the confinement period. It is said that it can release breast milk. In fact, no matter it is cooking wine, rice wine, beer, liquor and other alcoholic things, it is not suitable for breastfeeding mothers to consume. Because alcohol can enter breast milk, if you breastfeed immediately after drinking alcohol, the alcohol will enter the baby\’s body through the milk, and alcohol will cause the baby to be abnormally excited or even sleep disturbed. In severe cases, it will cause harm to the baby\’s heart and liver. Even if you cook with cooking wine, after 2-3 hours of stewing or slow roasting, 5-10% alcohol will still remain, and for babies, the safest alcohol content is 0. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends that if you must drink, the amount should not exceed 0.5 grams of alcohol per kilogram of body weight. For most mothers, a 355mL bottle of beer or 118mL of wine is safe. In addition, be sure to stay at least 2 hours after drinking alcohol to wait for the alcohol in the blood to be metabolized before feeding the baby. Limit consumption: Coffee, tea, etc. are not recommended, but the total daily caffeine intake during lactation does not exceed 200 mg, which is a safe level and will not cause harm to the baby. Therefore, if you really want to drink it , a cup will satisfy your craving. Although there is a safe range, every baby\’s situation is different, so breastfeeding mothers who take coffee should still pay attention to whether their children are obviously irritable. For premature infants, more caution is needed because their liver metabolism is relatively poor. Caution: Allergy-prone foods If any immediate family member has a history of allergies, the mother should pay attention to her diet. Allergies in exclusively breastfed children may be related to the mother\’s diet, which should be recorded first and then judged by a professional pediatrician. If a food allergy is determined, it is best for the mother to avoid such foods under the guidance of a doctor or nutritionist and replace them with other foods with similar nutritional composition. Eat normally: Condiments There are rumors that breastfeeding mothers should not eat condiments such as onions, ginger, garlic, etc., because they will cause lactation. Condiments do have an impact on breast milk, but it does not mean that the milk will be restored, but the taste of the breast milk will be affected by the mother\’s diet. In addition to condiments, vegetables and fruits such as broccoli, onions, grapefruit, strawberries, and lemons can also slightly change the taste of milk. However, this does not mean that breastfeeding mothers should stay away from these foods. Although many foods will slightly change the smell and taste of breast milk, they can also expose your baby to rich flavors in advance, making it easier for your baby to accept these textures when adding complementary foods in the future. Of course, different babies also have preferences for the taste of milk. He may not like to drink milk because his mother has eaten certain things. Then the mother can determine the food first, and then she can appropriately avoid this food. Foods for restoring breast milk: A few searches for \”foods for restoring breast milk\” on the Internet found that the list was so long that mothers almost ran out of food.You can eat leeks, bitter gourd, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, celery, radish, cabbage, beans, eggs, eggplant, bean sprouts, lotus root, fungus, millet porridge, old hen soup, pork liver, ham… grapefruit, orange, pomegranate, plum. …MSG, salt, soy sauce…green tea, crab, hawthorn, grapefruit, olives… In fact, there are no common foods that can effectively restore milk. If it is so effective, weaning will not be so troublesome. People often say that leeks can help breast milk. In fact, in some places, leeks are eaten exclusively during the confinement period. However, malt does have the effect of restoring milk, but it must reach a certain amount to be effective. Usually when mothers are weaning, Xiaokang Jun will recommend taking concentrated malt water for a few days to assist weaning. The scientific validity of many foods returning milk has not been proven, but clinically there are indeed many lactating mothers who have eaten something that caused them to return milk, resulting in reduced milk production. Therefore, it is still necessary to consider each individual\’s situation. As long as there are signs of reduced milk supply, suspicious foods should be avoided immediately. There are not that many dietary taboos during lactation. Generally speaking, you can eat whatever your family can eat. What you really need to pay attention to is food hygiene and safety, avoid smoking and alcohol, and avoid drinking too much strong tea and coffee. In addition, the most important thing is to try to enrich all kinds of food ingredients: fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and shrimp, etc., with balanced nutrition to meet sufficient high-quality protein and liquid volume. Only when a mother is happy with her food can she hope to produce more milk!

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