Include these foods in your diet to boost your energy, immunity, and wellbeing, while at the same time providing your breastfed baby with the nutrition needed for proper growth and development.
1. Grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes
These provide you with natural fibre, which aids digestion. They deliver iron, calcium, and protein. Sprinkle sesame seeds liberally on salads to add magnesium, manganese, copper and phosphorus.
2. Green vegetables
Broccoli and spinach, and the trendy kale, also deliver calcium, iron and other essential nutrients.
3. Oily fish
The DHA and oils found in salmon in particular aid the growth of your baby’s nervous system, and they are great for you as well!
4. Fruits are sweet
Apricots provide fibre, as well as vitamins A and C, and potassium - fresh or dried are both great. To add some more sweetness to your diet, include dates.
5. Brown rice
When give a choice, always opt for brown rice over white to get more fibre and longer sustained energy.
An ideal dessert for breastfeeding mums as it provides calcium and some extra protein.
There are lots more superfoods you can try, but including those above in your diet is a great start to becoming a healthier you.