Herbs and foods good while breastfeeding:
Herbs and food you should avoid if you want to continue breastfeeding:
alcohol (although 1 glass of wine every now and then with your meal will NOT harm your baby)
orange and grapefruit
quinine (found in tonic water for example)
all drinks with caffeine (1 coffee a day is ok)
NO medicine unless you got the green light from your doctor
This list does not pretend to be complete. Check with your doctor for any questions or doubts!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I immensely enjoyed breastfeeding my daughter. Not only did it create a special bond bewteen us, it gave me peaceful and restful moments with her each time I nursed her. I was extremely well advised from the beginning on by my midwife in Germany: she told me what to eat to increase my milk production, what to avoid to decrease it or to avoid producing gases for baby, etc. And I was stunned to notice that mothers here in the US are not given all this information. I've therefore decided to share this information here, hoping to help other mothers out there.