10 Essential Healthy Food For Breast Feeding Mothers

Breast feeding mothers requires lots of intake of nutritional foods which help in the production of

high nutrition milk for feeding of their new babies. Some mothers find it difficult to eat well during

breast feeding as this tends to have negative effect on their babies. What you eat is what you give
out. This nutrients can be gotten from different food items which are listed below;

Yogurt is a part of the diet required for breastfeeding moms. It is rich and contains calcium of over

350 miligrams.

Sweet Potatoes contains high level of potassium and vitamin A which aids baby’s immune system,
bone growth vision

Garbanzo beans also known as chickpeas aids baby’s hemoglobin production and immune
development. It is rich in vitamin B-6.

Avocados pear contains high potassium and monounsaturated fat. Avocado helps the neurological

development of the baby and also rich in vitamin A, D, E and K.

Pumpkin seeds, or Pepitas, is rich protein, iron and fiber. The nutrients gotten from pumpkin seeds 

help brain and cell development.

Fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, pumpkin, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes and

oranges are good for breastfeeding mothers. They are rich in vitamin A, C and folic acid.

Calcium foods are important for breastfeeding mothers. Calcium foods such as low fat milk, low fat

cheese salmon, fortified orange drink, sardines and tuna is needed by the baby for health growth.

Protein foods such as fish, egg, beans, lean meant and cooked poultry are good source of nutrition

for immune development, tissue repairs and development of enzymes and hormone.

Carbohydrates foods produces glucose which in turn becomes energy needed by the cell and body

tissue, brain kidney, heart and nervous system. Carbohydrate food include bread, oatmeal, brown rice and


Unsaturated fatty foods such as canola oil and olive oil helps in absorption of such Vitamins like

vitamin A, D, E, K. It also helps to keep health cell membranes.

Note that you do not need to eat this foods excessively and uncontrollable as this can have side effect.
It is advisable to eat moderately and healthy.

Read on Nutritional Food For Pregnant Woman.

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