There’s a lot of information out there on eating and diet while breastfeeding. I will say, on a daily basis I get asked if there are foods that the breastfeeding parent should avoid. Or any foods the parent should eat more of! Most of the information you find online can be confusing and contradict other information you may read. Here are some examples of diet tips some of my clients have been told and have frequently asked me about: • Avoid gassy foods, like broccoli, cabbage, etc.• Abstain from caffeine and alcohol.• You MUST eat healthy while breastfeeding or your milk will not…
Milk production is based on a supply and demand system in the few first weeks. In other words, the more a parent breastfeeds, the more milk they will make. The less a parent breastfeeds, the less milk they make.
Nursing in public CAN be very awkward, at least in the beginning. When you and your baby are learning to latch, it’s nearly impossible to coordinate the positioning and latching without feeling like you are letting your business hang out for the world to see.