Do I need to eliminate certain foods from my diet to breastfeed?
Just because you’re breastfeeding doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy food! There are generally no restrictions on the breastfeeding mom’s diet, unless you have your own dietary restrictions due to a health condition or allergy.
However, you should approach some food with caution. As a general rule, avoid raw eggs, raw meats, raw fish and some cheeses which may contain bacteria that can be harmful to you or your baby. As always, foods should be eaten in moderation. If you have any unusual symptoms from foods, talk to your healthcare provider about restricting those foods for some time.
To find out which foods you should be getting more of, read The Make-More-Milk Diet.
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