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Power mothers during breastfeeding

specialists also found that breastfeeding is important for the health of the child, not only in childhood but also in adulthood.Immunity formed the body of an infant remains for life.That is how to feed the baby, and hence its nursing mother, will depend on the level of immunity and overall health of the child and then an adult.

benefits of breastfeeding

composition of breast milk is ideally suited to the nature of the child's needs.Let's compare the breast milk, such as cow's milk, which is the basis for the production of infant formula.Well primarily protein in breast milk several times higher and it is easily absorbed, unlike cows.Cow's milk contains a significant proportion of casein.It also contains the protein beta-lactoglobulin, which may cause allergic reactions in some children.In addition, none of the mixture to ensure the child antibodies that strengthen his immune system.

Another benefit of breast milk - high protein content of natural immunity: immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, lysozy

me.They are present in large quantities in colostrum, which is released immediately after birth, so the child immediately after birth becomes a high immune resistance.Breastfeeding is therefore of paramount importance in the prevention of many diseases of bacterial and viral nature, and prevents the development of allergies.

Breast milk is produced, taking into account the child's needs in terms of content of nutrients (such as protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, etc.).However, for that mother need to ensure the correct and balanced diet.Nutrition mother during breastfeeding should be given the highest priority - this depends directly on the health of the child, and sometimes (in rare cases) and his life.

Healthy Eating mother

there in human milk substances that are produced regardless of the diet nursing mother.Influence of diet on the development of these substances are not yet fully elucidated.For example the content of certain proteins is not dependent on the mother's diet.However, the fat content of milk (the ratio of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids) is highly dependent on the quality and quantity of fat in the diet of the mother.A similar relationship exists in the case of water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins.In this regard, a second group of vitamins in milk depends on their reserves in the body of the mother.
Lactation therefore requires women to follow a healthy diet of good health of the child.Furthermore, it is necessary to stabilize the amount of milk determining the right amount of food.Malnutrition also has a negative effect on the health of the mother, since she will be exhausted within this period the supply of nutrients in the body.To have enough food and adequate nutritional value of milk - is necessary to distribute the amount of energy and nutrients.
Breastfeeding requires more energy in the diet of women.In connection with the period of lactation, every woman should increase the calorie diet of 500 kcal.At this time, there is also an increased demand for protein - approximately 110 grams per day (compared with the period before pregnancy - 70-90 g / day).Women should also pay attention to sources of fat in the diet.During feeding woman should add to your diet more essential fatty acids.The same goes for other nutrients, vitamins and minerals.The standard of their contents listed in the table.


Recommended Standard

vitamin C

100 (mg / day)

vitamin B1

2,2 (mg / day)

vitamin B2

2,6 (mg / day)

vitamin PP

23 (mg / day)

vitamin B6

2,9 (mg / day)

folic acid

530 (g / day)


1200 (mg / day)


900 (mg / day)


380 (mg / day)


20 (mg / day)


21 (mg / day)


200 (g / day)

most important principles of diet during breastfeeding

To meet the increased demand for energy and nutrients should be properly formulated maternal nutrition.It is necessary to choose those foods that have high nutritional value, and discard those that are the only source of energy.

You should eat regular food.It is not necessary in this important and challenging time to go on exotic products or radically change their diet.The day is best to eat small meals several times.

should be increased in the diet of milk and dairy products to meet the daily needs (1200 mg) of calcium.This amount of calcium, equivalent to 3 liters of milk, 2 slices of cheese and 50 g of cottage cheese.

necessary to increase the amount of foods rich in complex carbohydrates, which are the main source of power.It is recommended to eat foods such as bread, potatoes, cereals, especially rice.It is better to replace the white bread wholemeal bread, which is much richer in nutrients, for example, contain 3-5 times more minerals.

sure to enrich your diet with fish, which is not only a source of easily digestible protein and vitamins, selenium and phosphorus.Marine fish can also provide the delivery of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are particularly important for the proper development of the central nervous system of the child.Fish also contains iodine, ingredient rarely found in foods.

Each meal should include fruits and vegetables, which are a source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber and minerals.At least twice a day to eat foods with a lot of iron: lean meats, sausages, fish, legumes.This is particularly important in the postpartum period, when the body recovers a resource reduction of iron during pregnancy or after the loss of blood during childbirth.

recommended diet enriched with vegetable oils, especially added to raw foods (lettuce).They are a source of mono-and polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E.

should limit the amount of sweets in the diet.They provide only replenish the body's "empty" energy.This particularly affected when the body needs more nutrients.Also sweets prevent a gradual return to a normal weight before birth.In addition, it can prevent the absorption of fatty foods - remember that 1 gram of fat equals 9 calories.

Tea should be replaced with vegetable and fruit juices, non-carbonated mineral water.However, you should avoid fruit drinks, which do not give and it is very high in calories.Do not drink alcohol, and strong coffee.Caffeine and ethanol transferred into the milk and may affect a child's development.Remember that caffeine is also found in drinks "Cola" and other carbonated beverages.

You should avoid eating foods that your child has caused side effects after feeding.Most babies may develop bloating, before feeding if the mother ate garlic, onions, cabbage or chocolate.These products may also change the taste of milk on a more intense, which is not always popular with the children.

Sample menu nursing mother

Menu 1

Menu 2


Wholemeal bread

Margarine Cheese with radishes and green onions


1,5% milk with muesli
margarine and bird
Green salad with oil


boiled beef salad with peppers and tomatoes


Fruit salad with yogurt


Braised beef, vegetable soup
Broccoli water


Cauliflower soup
fish (eg, cod), grilled
Mashed potatoes
Carrot cake with apple

Orange juice






salad with cheese,
corn, tomatoes and peppers

bread with margarine


bread with margarine
Jelly beans with

water Mineral water (non-carbonated)