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Health Tip: Do's and Don'ts While Breastfeeding

What new moms eat is still important

(HealthDay News) -- Since a new mother's diet can affect her breast milk, what a breast-feeding mother eats can be as important as when she was pregnant.

Here are dietary suggestions for breast-feeding women, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:

  • Do eat a well balanced diet of plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans or meats, and whole grains.
  • Do get plenty of calcium via dairy foods like milk and cheese. Talk to your doctor about calcium supplements and other ways to get more calcium.
  • Do eat more calories than normal -- about 500 more per day -- and increase your fluid intake.
  • Don't take any medications without talking to your doctor.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Don't use alcohol or caffeine.
  • Don't eat foods that seem to bother your baby.
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