You Are What You Eat, Especially When You’re a New MomAlysson Toscana
You Are What You Eat, Especially When You’re a New Mom
Congratulations on your new baby! You spent all that time during your pregnancy eating healthy to nourish your little one growing inside you, and guess what? You can’t stop eating healthy now to keep nourishing them. When you breastfeed your baby, the nutrients from the food you eat are passed to your newborn from your breastmilk, making it incredibly important for you to keep eating healthfully.
And even if you’re not nursing at all, you still need to take care of your body and nourish it properly. Pregnancy and birth are both very taxing on the body and you’ve got to give it the nutrition it needs. The best way to do this is to eat plenty of clean, organically-grown fruits and vegetables.
By eating only organic produce while breastfeeding, you and your baby are both benefiting from the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in their best, completely natural and unadulterated quantities. And you’re not getting any nasty surprises like pesticides, toxins or GMOs.
For breastfeeding moms and post-birth, nutritionists advise eating plenty of these organic fruits and vegetables.
Spinach and Kale
Green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale are filled with plenty of vitamins and antioxidants, but they also contain phytoestrogens. These have a positive impact on your milk production. While getting a good latch is the most important part of breastfeeding, nurturing your milk supply after that is a great way to keep the milk flowing and filling it with healthful nutrients your baby needs.
Oranges and Lemons
These citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C. Keeping your immunity up is important, not just for your health, but for your baby’s health too. Plus, your breastmilk is what helps strengthen their immunity. Newborns are very fragile in the first few months and by giving them your breastmilk, it helps protect them.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C as well as folic acid. With all that antioxidant power from lycopene, choline, and lutein, it will help you feel your best even when you’ve only slept a few hours.
This healthy veggie is great for getting a whopping dose of vitamins A, C, E, and K, plus it also has an essential amino acid called tryptophan, which helps stimulate milk production. For you, it’s filled with fiber and is a good detoxifier, helping you purify your system.
Avocados are protein-packed and filled with good fats that help you and baby too absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K. It also helps your baby’s neurological development.
So keep eating well for you and your baby by choosing all organic produce while you’re breastfeeding. Farm Picked For You makes it easy to get all those nutrients you and your newborn need with the Cradle Box. In it, you’ll find all these fruits and vegetables mentioned above plus Brussels sprouts, yams, butternut squash, and zucchini that have loads of healthful benefits.
Every fruit and vegetable included in the Cradle Box is completely organic and fresh, and has been carefully curated to bring you and your newborn optimum nutrition. Order your Cradle Box today, or if you want to give a wonderful gift to someone you know that’s just had a baby, order one for them too!