Have you ever wondered why some days your baby does not want the ‘boob’ or is sick afterwards or just does not want it. Well there are some things to avoid when breastfeeding that you may like to try out.
Firstly, don’t smoke. It is hard to believe that only 30 years ago it was quite common for mummies to be smoking while pregnant and feeding. Anyhow I suppose it takes time to see what damage is made by these products (it does make me wonder about wireless and some of those other new technologies….!)
Secondly, ideally avoid alcohol. Although some do say beer helps with milk production and that guinness is a great source of iron for feeding mummies. I have to say I had neither but did enjoy the occasional glass of wine with dinner. Although I made sure that I had plenty of water during the day so not to dehydrate.
Thirdly, try to cut down on coffee intake.If you are keen to carry on with your coffee intake (which for people living in cities like Melbourne, New York, Wellington who are coffee cities it maybe a little difficult, but there is nothing wrong with going out with some friends and baby and just having a hot chocolate) just make sure you have small amounts and not before a feed.
On coffee, I watched a programme on top brands the other night and one of the brands was Starbucks. It was all about the way the poor