10 Things New Moms Don’t Know About Breastfeeding
Surprising facts for nursing newbies.
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Don’t feel guilty for taking an extra helping at dinnertime; you need an additional 500 calories per day to help produce breast milk. For your baby’s sake, make those calories count.
“Eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables as well as foods containing calcium,” Beck says. Breast milk is rich in calcium, and if your diet is lacking in this important nutrient, your body will use your own calcium stores, which could leave you deficient.
“If you’re not a milk drinker, get calcium in other foods, such as cheese, yogurt, spinach and other dark leafy greens as well as fortified cereal and orange juice,” she says.
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