Mothers often ask what specific food they should take in order to boost their milk production.
Actually, when it comes to breastfeeding diet, what’s more important is for you to take a BALANCED meal which consists of adequate Lactation-Critical Nutrients.
Lets go back to BASICS.
When it comes to NUTRITION and breastfeeding, there are 2 issues:
Making milk USES calories-you BURN calories to make milk and you GIVE AWAY calories in your milk. Hence, there is no rush to lose weight after baby is born.
Excessive dieting, ie by consuming less than 1500-1800 calories on a regular basis-can reduce milk production.
There are a number of nutrients that are not only ingredients but also help with the milk-making process as well.
This includes Protein, Vitamin B12, D, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Iodine, Omega 3 and Healthy Fats, Fibre and Anti-oxidant foods.
Bottom line is, try to focus on taking these foods, compared to taking milk boosters or supplements to increase/maintain your milk supply.