For a baby, it is women’s breast milk that is considered optimal nutrition — this is how nature has foreseen and there is no worthy alternative. It contains a lot of useful substances and vitamins that ensure the proper development of the baby. At that time, milk will not be tasty or healthy if mom does not take care of rest and proper nutrition.
Mom needs to eat in accordance with medical recommendations. It is advisable to include in the daily diet about 1 liter of milk, up to 50 grams of butter, up to 500 grams of vegetables, 300 grams of fruit, 100–150 grams of cottage cheese, and 200 grams of fish or meat (including poultry meat). In addition, cereals, compotes and berries must certainly be present in the diet. Products that are an allergen for you are subject to an unequivocal exception. It is also necessary to refrain from spices, garlic, mustard, horseradish, since these products do not have the best effect on the quality of milk.
A nursing mother should practice fractional nutrition — the number of meals daily should be from 5 to 6. This guarantees you intensive milk production. But you should not overeat or abuse the liquid — excessive nutrition will in no way improve the quality of milk. Nursing mothers need to get enough sleep and walk more often in the fresh air. In addition, a woman during breastfeeding should occupy a special position in the house and receive support from all the relatives around her, including her husband.
During the feeding of the child, for the convenience of the mother, a special pillow for feeding, which help to unload the spine, relieve the load from the back and shoulder girdle. The feeding process will acquire wherein relaxing effect.
To keep lactation, you should follow simple tips. First, the baby must be applied to the breast at his first request. Secondly, the child must be fed at night. Thirdly, the psychological attitude will be decisive — it’s not bad if the mother, even before the birth, begins to imagine how wonderful it is to breastfeed her baby. Breast massage, especially water massage, while taking a shower, will not hurt either. You can also try herbal teas that increase lactation, but this should be done with caution. When taking additional funds, it is important to monitor the reactions of the child in order to prevent possible allergic complications. There are both folk and medications that increase lactation, but it is advisable to consult with your doctor about their use.