The World Breastfeeding Week started on the 1 August with a theme ‘Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet’ in order to remove the stigma attached with breastfeeding and promote the wellbeing of lactating mothers.
Breastfeeding is the rudimentary first step for anyone’s survival in this world. Any newly born infant gets the required nutrition for growth from mother’s milk and in order to meet the necessity of the child, mom needs to stay healthy during the lactation phases.
To fulfill the nutritional values prescribed by the medical authorities, there are several food items which benefit the body of a lactating mother, giving her the energy needed during the crucial hours.
Take a look:
1. Leafy Vegetable:
The benefits of leafy vegetables are well known to each of us. It provides the body with iron, calcium, folates and many other vitamins and minerals that help in making the breast milk nutrient-rich as well as enhance its production. For any new mom, one portion of leafy vegetables should be inculcated in the daily meal for the betterment of both child and mother.
Legumes are excellent lactogenic food items which provide your body with necessary protein and dietary fibres. The super food is a rich source of Vitamin B and calcium which helps in better milk production, enhancing the health of both mom and infant.
3. Nuts And Seeds:
Dill seeds, Chia seeds, almonds and more are known to be nutrient rich food which is recommended to have everyday in your meal. For a lactating mother, it gives a boost of iron, calcium, omega-3 fatty acid which helps in increasing the quality and quantity of milk production.
Avocado proves to be an excellent addition to the diet of any lactating mother. It helps in absorption of fat soluble vitamins in the body benefitting both the mother and child and also helps in brain development of the baby.