Diet advice?

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  1. TweetyPie20

    TweetyPie20 Active Member

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    I'm still pregnant so not breastfeeding yet..But I have asked my midwife for advice on this but her answer was 'we'll cross that bridge when we come to it'..

    What kind of diet are you supposed to have whilst breastfeeding? I know it needs to be 'healthy' which I try to do anyway but I do like the occasional chinese when I can't be bothered to cook after a long day. Will things like that affect me breastfeeding?

    I know it's probably a silly question but my friend is breastfeeding her 1st and she had a KFC and the baby ended up in hospital with severe vomiting which they blamed her eating a KFC, even though she wasn't ill at all with it.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. kirst1805

    kirst1805 Mum of Gemma Rose

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    Normal diet is fine hun, The occasional takeaway won't hurt at all. As for your friend, I'm addicted to KFC i swear and have had no problems.. Maybe the spices upset LO's tummy a bit. :hugs:

    xx
     
  3. maybebaby3

    maybebaby3 Proud mum of 4!

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    i just eat normally. try to drink a lot. always have a glass of water on hand when you sit down to bf.
     
  4. CeriB

    CeriB Well-Known Member

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    Just keep your water intake up and eat healthy where possible. Snacks are good too!
     
  5. Pixxie

    Pixxie Mum to 1 little girl

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    Normal diet is fine hun just make sure you drink plenty and if you dont think your diet is up to scratch you can always take a multivitamin. Your body will put baby before you so dont worry :) xx
     
  6. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    KFC contains milk and soya (even the chips) so it could be possible that maybe your friend's LO had an intolerance to these or other potential allergens in it? This is relatively uncommon though, I have had to watch what I eat when BF but this is becuause certain very severe food intolerances/allergies run in my family; for the vast majority of people they can eat what they like xx
     

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