Breastfeeding mothers often ask other mothers what to expect. When you take care of yourselves first, your can give your baby your best when taking care of them. It seems hard to fathom, but you need to realize that you and your baby need equal attention.
You have to take care of your nutritional needs, too. When breastfeeding, you really are “eating for two,” and eating an extra 500 calories is normal while breastfeeding. Review your family history of possible food allergies and be weary of common myths of “don’t eat broccoli, garlic, onions, spicy foods, citrus, or chocolate”. Remember, everyone is different.
The weight a mother puts on to have her baby can come off while she is breastfeeding; this is the good news. The bad news is we are not immune to the power carbs have over our conscience.
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