Any Diet for a Nursing Mother? - You Can Have Your Cake and Breastfeed Too!
New mothers are willing to go great lengths to ensure that they can breastfeed and that their babies are safe. Sometimes they believe that if they “sacrifice” enough, they will be successful. This “sacrifice” frequently finds expression in long and diverse lists of what breastfeeding mothers can, or rather, cannot eat. Such lists of foods “forbidden” to breastfeeding mothers are found on the internet as well as doctor’s offices and hospitals and when mothers – trying desperately to get everything right – combine them, they end up having very restricted diets that make them desperate and may lead to their questioning whether breastfeeding is really worth it.