Thursday, January 14, 2010
This will be my new diet. No calorie counting just trying to reach the recommended servings below. I took this from the WhatToExpect website.
What to eat. Like eating well during pregnancy, eating well while breastfeeding entails getting the right balance of good (and good for you) food.
Try to get the following each day:
Protein: three servings
Calcium: five servings (that's an increase from your pregnancy requirement of four)
Iron-rich foods: one or more servings
Vitamin C: two servings
Green leafy and yellow vegetables, yellow fruits: three to four servings
Other fruits and veggies: one or more servings
Whole-grain and other concentrated complex carbohydrates: three or more servings
High-fat foods: small amounts — you don't need as much as you did during pregnancy
Eight cups of water, juice, or other noncaffeinated, nonalcoholic beverages
DHA-rich foods to promote baby's brain growth (look for it in wild salmon and sardines, walnuts, as well as DHA-enriched eggs)
Prenatal vitamin daily