Keeping up a healthy milk supply requires a steady intake of calories, and can be difficult for some moms. It becomes extra challenging when baby has allergies to something you’re eating.
I’m extremely fortunate that my son only reacts to a handful of his many trigger foods through my milk, but it means becoming extra conscious of what goes into your body. My son’s first breast milk reaction was just over a year ago. He was suddenly constantly irritable, spitting up all day long and having lots of green mucousy diapers.
At first, we had no idea what could be causing all the trouble. When you’re in this situation, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed, but it’s important to keep your cool. I sat down and wrote down every single thing I had remembered eating for as far back as I could remember, then stared down the list trying to figure out what may have changed. (more…)
We know proper nutrition is important for breastfeeding moms, but what exactly does a well-balanced diet look like? What specifically should we be looking for or avoiding in our food? And what effect does this have on our milk supply and keeping a postpartum mom healthy? (more…)