It is always best to eat nutrient-dense foods. They pack the greatest punch and give you the most amount of energy. Here are my suggestions for ensuring that your body gets the nourishment it needs and that you deserve.
Drink as much water as possible! Every time baby feeds, you drink. Smoothies are also a great way to get a lot of nutrients in a great tasting way. (I’ve posted a recipe for a power up smoothie too!)
Try to have as much fresh fruit and veggies in the house as possible. Ask your partner or someone else to cut them up so that it’s easy for you to grab and snack on. Babies aren’t bothered if you eat while they’re eating.
Choose healthy, whole grain carbs. They are nutrient dense and will keep you fuller longer, especially if you have them in the morning.
Try to avoid sugary foods and drinks. Make sure that whoever is doing the groceries doesn’t buy junk food, that way you’ll be less tempted to eat it when hungry.
If you’re happy and healthy then chances are baby will be happy and healthy too!
Happy World Breastfeeding week!