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  • Writer's pictureMichelle White

BreastFeeding Guide

There is a lot of information you can receive from your midwifes and doctors on the best foods you can eat whilest breastfeeding. Here are just a few foods recommended by the NHS

  • Your deit should include at least 5 portions of fruit & veg a day

  • Eating starchy foods such as wholemeal bread, pasta, rice & pototoes as a source of fibre

  • protien such as lean meats, chicken, fish, eggs, nuts, soya, seeds and oily fish is recommended at least twice a week.

  • Calcium is good for ladies breastfeeding such as milk, cheese and yoghurts

  • Drink plenty of fluids, alwyas have a glass of water or milk next to you whilst breastfeeding

There is also a lot of foods to avoid. In our new clients guide I will be listing these foods to all ladies to try and avoid at least 24 hours before they come into the studio if they are breastfeeding. These foods typically affect babies under 6 weeks old. After this point you can introuduce these foods in stages to see how they may affect baby. Every baby is different so be sure to consult your midwife or doctor if you have any queries. This list of foods was recommended by a pediatrician.

Citrus acidic foods and drinks such as;

  • Cranberries

  • Pinapples

  • Oranges

  • Lemons

  • Strawberries

  • All berries

  • Tomatoes

  • Peanuts - nuts in general

  • pizza

  • chilli

  • Spicy foods /mexican dishes /curries

  • Ketchup

  • You should try to restrict caffine

  • Tea, coffee, chocolate

  • wine & beer

Gassy vegetables such as;

  • Asparagus

  • onions

  • cucumbers/pickles

  • broccoli

  • brussels sprouts

  • pickled cabbage

Of course this is just a guide and based on guidelines from the NHS and based on my own experience whilst breastfeeding and from ladies I've had in the studio. You will want your session to go as smoothly as possible to obtain the perfect images of your family and even if you try to abide by these guidelines for 24-48 hours before your session it will defiantly help your baby settle that little bit more.

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