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Wondering if you're getting the right nutrition while breastfeeding? Not sure if dieting while breastfeeding safe? Get the scoop on everything you need to know about diet and nutritional info while breastfeeding right here.
If I exclusively breastfeed, does my baby need vitamins?
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What is a proper diet for a breastfeeding mom?
After starting solids (about a month ago), my baby doesn’t want to nurse as much. Is this normal?
I’m a vegan. Will my limited diet affect my breastfeeding baby?
I can only pump one to two ounces of milk from each breast. Does that mean that’s all my baby’s getting? Do I need to supplement with formula?
I eat terribly. How will my unhealthy diet affect my breastfeeding baby?
If you're choosing to breastfeed, that whole eating-for-two thing is not over. What you eat goes straight to baby, so it's important to keep a close eye on your breastfeeding diet and breastfeeding nutrition. In this section of Breastfeeding.com, you'll also learn about the nutritional breastfeeding benefits from baby's point of view. Find breastfeeding nutritional information like whether you need additional calcium and how to get it and different ways to keep your (super important!) iron intake up for baby. We're sure you have tons of questions and concerns, and we'll address all of them. We have answers to worries like whether your baby is gaining enough weight, what to do when (and how to tell if) baby is dehydrated, if you need to supplement with formula, and whether your breast milk is giving baby gas. We'll also help you out with potentially scary or confusing situations, like finding blood in baby's stool, colicky babies, and lactose intolerance. Then, of course, there's yourself to think about. You just had a baby and are probably itching to shed those pregnancy pounds. We'll let you know what is safe in terms of dieting and breastfeeding. We also would wager a guess that after nine months without a drink, you might be in the mood for a cocktail or two. Our nutrition section also takes on the question of whether alcohol is safe during breastfeeding. We know you have a lot of questions, but don't be shy about asking--it's the sign of being a good mommy!