The Best Breastfeeding Diet: What Should You Eat?
Keep the Kitchen Stocked
Not sure what to have on hand for when you’re hungry but don’t have time or energy to spend on elaborate snacks? Try stocking up on the following:
“With these items you can easily put together a healthy snack. You don’t even need to cook to eat healthy—you can nibble on peanut butter, baby carrots, and a glass of milk,” says Somer.
While you may have heard that nursing mothers should not ingest peanuts due to the allergen factor, keep this in mind: Canadian researcher, Dr. Peter Vadas, who in 2001 found that the peanut protein can be passed through breast milk, says that women should only be on the alert if they are already at risk for peanut allergies. Those would be women who have a family member with the allergy already—such as a parent or sibling, or a strong family background of other allergic diseases such as eczema, asthma, or hay fever.
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