Create: 06/11/2017 - 08:00
You mastered eating for two but what should you do now that you're breastfeeding? Your nutrition is important and affects your baby. Mothers who are breastfeeding should consume approximately 400 to 500 extra calories a day.
That's about one slice of whole wheat toast with peanut butter, a small yogurt, and a banana. Choose foods that contain vitamins A, B & D, healthy fatty acids, and iodine. These can be found in foods like whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and protein-rich foods like eggs, beans, lean meat and dairy.