Breastfeeding Fact Fridays…Can certain foods increase milk production?

A healthy balanced diet is a must for any breastfeeding mom. It is essential that you choose healthy fare from all the food groups to ensure you have enough nutrients and calories to sustain yourself as well as your baby. The typical breastfeeding mom should consume at least 2000 calories a day since breastfeeding burns on average about 500 calories a day. ..yay!

Have you ever wondered if there are certain food that boost breast milk production? Unfortunately there are no breastfeeding ‘wonder foods’, but there are several things you can incorporate into your breastfeeding lifestyle to get maximum milk production. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing how to nourish your body for a healthy mother and baby.

Article courtesy of IVillage

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