| Answers to some of the most common questions mothers have about nutrition while breastfeeding- written by my partner in crime Helen. |
Nutrition for Breastfeeding Q & A
|Written by Helen|
Q. Does a Breastfeeding mother need to increase her calorie intake?
A. A breastfeeding mum should eat to satisfy her hunger and not necessarily increase or limit her calorie intake. It would be recommended that a mother eat a diet high in nutrient content and eat from all the food groups.
It has been shown that if the mother takes a good quality fish oil supplement while breastfeeding it can positively affect the fatty acid content of her breastmilk. This is important as fatty acids are necessary for brain development. (1)
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