What kind of fruit can a nursing mother?
During the breastfeeding of a toddler, a woman should receive a large amount of vitamins and trace elements, because of her health, the health of the child depends to a large extent.In addition, the mother needs to replenish the body's resources, exhausted by pregnancy and childbirth.It is not uncommon for a full restoration of forces to take several months.One of the best sources of nutrients are fruits.On the day they are advisable to consume at least 200 grams.Alternatively, you can drink freshly squeezed fruit juices.
It is recommended to be wary when introducing exotic fruits into the diet.The most popular local seasonal fruits are .In outwardly attractive, fragrant and pleasant to the taste of imported fruits of vitamins may be very little, but the chemicals that ensure their rapid maturation and long-term storage - on the contrary, more than enough.
Important: according to one theory, which is gaining more and more confirmation during the research, the human body is genetically adapted to assimilation of vegetables and fruits growing in the region of habitat.
The contents of vitamins are also low in canned foods, so do not rely on preserved compotes and jams - they are of little help from hypovitaminosis.Table of contents: Fruits and allergies The most useful fruits Exotic fruits in the ration of a nursing mother What kind of fruits should a lactating mother eat with caution?
Fruits and allergies
Many products of plant origin are capable of provoking an allergy in a baby.As long as the baby does not reach 4 months of age, his mother should refrain from eating citrus fruits( oranges, grapefruits, mandarins, etc.), as well as some tropical fruits( mango, papaya, etc.).
It is very important that the child has a hereditary predisposition to allergies. Before you include any fruit in your diet, the mother needs to find out whether she herself or the baby's father had a violent reaction to certain foods in childhood.Substances-allergens are able to enter the body crumbs with breast milk, so it is so important to be careful.You should not completely abandon certain fruits and berries, but you need to consume them in a limited amount.The immune system of the child should "get to know" the biologically active substances contained in them.
Typical manifestations of food allergies in toddlers are rashes or red spots on the skin, as well as dryness and peeling of the skin. Since the digestive system of the baby is not completely formed, it takes some time to adapt to the new product.Often, the same fruits initially cause a violent reaction, and subsequently - no.
Important: if the baby develops a severe allergy, then at least a month it is necessary to exclude specific fruits from the diet.Then they can again be eaten in limited quantities, carefully following the child's condition.
Fruits and berries that most often cause a hypersensitivity reaction:
- sea buckthorn;
- wild strawberry;
Please note: of all citrus fruits is the least dangerous in terms of the likely development of an allergy pomelo( shaddock).It is this vitamin, rich in vitamins and microelements, recommended to consume a woman during lactation, but again - in moderation.
The most useful fruit
Fruits and berries that are recommended for inclusion in the diet during lactation:
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To strengthen the immune system of a nursing mother, it is recommended to have grenades , but in small amounts.Starting from the 2nd month of the child's life, it is advisable for the mother to consume several grains a day, gradually increasing the amount( if there is no allergy).In the day you can drink at first 30, and then 100 ml of natural pomegranate juice.It is an excellent source of iron, so necessary for both mother and baby.
The apples are best digested in all varieties.It is desirable to clean them from the peel, and even better - bake before eating, to reduce the likelihood of increased gas formation in the intestines of the baby( bloating and colic in the abdomen - almost the most common cause of restless behavior of the baby). The greatest amount of vitamins( in particular - ascorbic acid) is present in green varieties .In these local fruits, there is much needed for normal digestion of fiber, as well as iron, calcium, magnesium and iodine.
pears are almost as useful.They are rich in cellulose, pectins and trace elements.Pears are a valuable source of folic acid( vitamin B9).Before use, they must be peeled;It contains substances that provoke colic in the abdomen.
In apricots, , there is a lot of beta-carotene( provitamin A), as well as macro- and microelements necessary for the formation of bone tissue.
In peaches there are iron, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins A, B, C and essential oils, one smell which is able to cheer up.Biologically active substances contained in the pulp and peel peel stimulate cerebral circulation, improving the ability to concentrate and remember. It is necessary to take into account that peaches are capable of providing a laxative effect.
nectarines are rich in silicon, which stimulates metabolic processes in the child's body.
plums are extremely useful if the mother or her baby often has constipation.They are rich in potassium, proteins and carbohydrates.Presence of plum vitamin P is well preserved in dried and processed fruits.
A valuable source of vitamins and antioxidants are the well-known berries - currant( red and black), gooseberry, cherry and cherry.
Figs is an excellent natural immunostimulant.It increases the resistance( stability) of the body to infectious agents of bacterial and viral nature.
grapes are very useful for strengthening and growth of bone tissue, but it needs to be consumed in reasonable quantities to avoid bloating of the baby's tummy.
The largest berry - watermelon - can stimulate the production of breast milk and improve overall metabolism." Early" watermelons to buy is not recommended, because to accelerate their maturation they are saturated not by harmless chemical compounds.
Exotic fruits in the ration of a nursing mother
Persimmon helps to increase the level of hemoglobin, ie, it is a natural remedy for anemia.It has a lot of iodine and a wide range of vitamin compounds.Breastfeeding mother it is better to start eating persimmon when the baby turns 3 months old.
In the southern regions of Russia from mid to late autumn, extremely useful for nursing mothers ripen berries - feijoa .They contain a lot of necessary iodine for the thyroid gland - even more than in seafood.Feijoa also contains potassium, sodium, zinc, manganese, calcium, vitamins C, PP, folate and malic acids, easily assimilated vegetable fats and proteins.
Note: is the birthplace of feijoa - South America, but it has not been considered exotic for a long time.
The safest of all exotic fruits is the banana .This hypoallergenic product is not forbidden to include in the diet, both during pregnancy, and literally from the first day after the birth of a child, 1-2 pieces per day.In bananas, a lot of potassium, phosphorus, vitamins PP, E and B2 and excellent sources of energy - carbohydrates.In addition, they have serotonin, which is called the "hormone of happiness."It has been proven that the consumption of foods containing this neurotransmitter increases mood and saves from depression. We need to be careful to eat bananas to women prone to constipation - these fruits have fixing properties due to high fiber content.
Important! After the first introduction to the diet( single intake) of a new plant product, wait 2-3 days, carefully following the baby's condition.His body can not react immediately.If everything is in order - safely eat this fruit or a berry, but do not overdo it!
For example, kiwi comparatively rarely provokes unwanted effects on the body.This berry contains a lot of vitamin E and natural antioxidants.Regular consumption of kiwi contributes to the removal of toxins from the body, stimulates the process of digestion and helps prevent the development of tumorous neoplasms.
Fruits that can be eaten by the mother when the baby is 4 months old:
- kiwi( Chinese gooseberry);
- citrus fruits.
What kind of fruits should a lactating mother eat with caution?
Note: is considered that the baby's organism reacts more sensitively to fruits and berries that have a particularly bright color.
Until the baby is 1 month old, it is advisable to abandon the bright fruits and berries. It is the abundance of pigment that often provokes hypersensitivity reactions.It is quite permissible red apples, but before eating they need to be peeled.
With citrus first 4 months is better not to experiment at all.If you feel this need, put a thin slice of lemon into tea( not more often than 1 time per day).
When purchasing imported agricultural crops that are known to be treated with various preservatives, they must be thoroughly rinsed with hot water and baking soda and, to be safe, free of peel.
Important: , even in countries with hot climates, where several fruit crops are harvested per year, there is a concept of "seasonality".Do not be lazy to clarify, from which country are brought certain fruits.It is not excluded that they were stored somewhere somewhere for several months, and, consequently, they were processed by "chemistry" beyond any measure.
Chumachenko Olga, medical reviewer