What Breastfeeding Moms Need to Know About Food & Alcohol by Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach

6 years ago

What Breastfeeding Moms Need to Know About Food & Alcohol

Breastfeeding provides numerous health benefits to both Mom and Baby. Still, some moms don’t breastfeed because they think they have to follow strict dietary guidelines, and that if they don’t follow those guidelines, the baby will have gas and be fussy. The reality is that all babies can be fussy and have gas, so what you eat most likely has little impact on that. 

One thing that isn’t a myth, however, is alcohol consumption. Think of your breast milk like your blood level. If you want to drink while breastfeeding, do it moderately and nurse before you have that glass of wine!

The information on 30Seconds.com is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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