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Best fruits to eat when breastfeeding

Posted on: March 29th, 2016 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger

best fruits to eat

Wasn’t it wonderful to indulge in pregnancy cravings? Well, those days have passed. For today’s blog, we’re going to look at the best fruits to eat while breastfeeding.

 

  • Apricots

 

These fun little fuzzy treats actually contain phytoestrogens, which are a chemical that mimic estrogen’s effects, so they’re great when building up a milk supply! Plus, they’re full of Vitamins C, A, as well as calcium and potassium.

 

  • Green papaya

 

This amazing fruit contains galactagogue, which you may remember can help in lactation. A green unripe version of yellow papaya, green papaya is rich with Vitamins A, B, C and E.

 

  • Bananas

 

Besides being tasty and ridiculously convenient to eat, bananas are full of Vitamins B6, C, as well as manganese, potassium and dietary fiber. Plus, they’re a quick way to fill up after you’ve had a calorie-burning nursing session.

 

  • Chikoo

 

Just like bananas, these unusual little fruits are energy-rich, and can keep you going after a rather tiring feeding.

 

  • Blueberries

 

This quick snack is full of antioxidants, which can protect you and your baby from infection. Plus, they’re rich in vitamins and minerals such as A, K and potassium.

 

  • Avocados

 

These can actually produce a richer breast-milk, as well as serve as a source for all kinds of fatty acids.

 

  • Cantaloupe

 

Often the staple at breakfast, cantaloupes are great for nursing moms as they are an excellent source of Vitamins K, B (including B1, B3, B6 and folate) as well as magnesium and fiber.

 

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