Checklist 9 foods that "postpartum" should not eat

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10 Aug 2023

Checklist 9 foods that "postpartum" should not eat

      For mothers after giving birth, many may think that after 9 long months of craving and missing certain foods, they can now go back to enjoying them. However, before indulging in any food during the breastfeeding period, it's essential to check whether these foods are forbidden or should be avoided during breastfeeding.

  • Seafood: Contains high levels of contaminants, which could be harmful to the baby's central nervous system and development.
  • Raw or leftover food: May lead to digestive issues for the mother.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages: For the optimal brain development of the baby.
  • Some citrus fruits like oranges and lemons: May cause rashes, itching, and discomfort for the baby.
  • Foods like soy milk, brown rice, corn, and beans: May increase the risk of allergies in the baby.
  • Drinks and snacks containing caffeine: Can lead to restlessness, runny nose, and difficulty sleeping.
  • Strong-tasting foods: Can affect the baby's mood, making them fussy, crying excessively, sleeping less, and waking up frequently.
  • Cow's milk-based foods: May cause the baby to develop milk protein allergies.
  • Avoid vegetables and fruits such as cabbage, sweet bananas, strawberries, cherries, and grapes: May cause gas and abdominal discomfort for the baby.

      During the postnatal period, babies rely heavily on their mother's breast milk, making it essential for mothers to choose foods that nourish breast milk and avoid the mentioned 9 types of foods to ensure the baby's health and proper development.



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