Monday, May 30, 2011

What you should avoid- when nursing!

Women nowadays cant avoid but to be more careful on the stuff intakes during pregnancy and nursing.  There are things to avoid, food that you should and cannot take.  So, what are the things that you should avoid during nursing.

Toxic substances in tobacco can eventually decreasing your milk production and also can cause poisonous effects to your baby.  heavy smoking (more than a pack a day) not actually make your milk production slower but also causing rapid heart rate, vomitting, diarrhoea and restless in babies.  If you can't stop smoking, try to decrease the number of cigarette you smoke per day. and don't smoke just befire breastfeeding.

Heavy drinking can make baby sleepy, sluggish, unresponsive and unable to suck well.  In a very large dose, it can interfere with breathing.  So, if you're a drinker, try to limit the comsumptions of alcoholic drinks in general while nursing.

More caffeine probably isn't a good idea, too many cups can make one or both jittery, irritable and sleepless.  Cafeeine has also been linked to reflux in some babies.  Keep in mind that baby cant get rid of caffeine as efficiently as adults, so it can build up in their systems.  So, limit your caffeine intakes or switch to non caffeine drink while nursing.

Although herbs are natural but it doent perfectly safe, for babies.  They can be veryu powerful, like drugs.  Herbs like fenugreek can have a very potent effect on blood pressure and heart rate when taking in large doses.  Play it safe and consult your doctor before taking any herbal remedy.

As a general rule, try to avoid processed foods that contain long lists of additives.  Try the following tips for safer eating :
* Go organic
* Stay low fat : It's advisable to choose fat free or low fat dairy products and meat without the skin.  A low fat diet can easily shed your pregnancy weight gain, 2ndly pesticides abd other chemicals ingested by animals stored in their fat so eat meat without the skin & fat.
* Fish selectively : Limit your consumption to 340gram per week of salmon, sea bass, flounder, sole, haddock, halibut, ocean perch, pollack, cod and farm raised trout.


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