MS, RDN, CDN
Allison is a registered dietitian who holds a Master’s in Nutrition and Physical Fitness. As a Certified Wellcoach Health & Wellness Instructor in private practice, she loves helping families get creative with their wellness choices.
Maintaining your healthy eating habits while breastfeeding is as important as it was during pregnancy. Your food choices can help you improve the quality of your breastmilk, the quantity of your supply, and the resultant health of your baby for years to come. Staying well-nourished while breastfeeding is crucial because just like in pregnancy, during breastfeeding, your body will prioritize the baby. This means that if you are not taking in enough nutrients, your baby will use up what he needs, and you will be left depleted.
The below meal and snack ideas
can help you to meet your intake of Vitamins A & C, Iron, Iodine, Choline,
Vitamin D, calcium, and DHA – all nutrients that are important to pay attention
to while breastfeeding.
Selecting meals and snacks from the below listed options will help you choose foods that will increase your dietary intake of the above nutrients while maintaining a balanced diet.
*Pregnant women should eat no more than 6 ounces of high mercury fish per week
For more on this topic, check out the following articles and recipes:
Our Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook for Baby & Toddler is chock-full of yummy, easy-to-prepare meals your whole family will love.