What to eat when you’re breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding is natural, but it’s not always easy. To nourish your baby well, it’s important to nourish your body well.

How foods you eat affect breast milk and your baby
Anything you put in your body is passed to your baby in breast milk.

For example, when infants develop sensitivity to cow’s milk, we advise their moms to eat dairy-free. If you missed your jolt of java in the morning while you were pregnant, good news — you can now have up to 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day. But if your baby seems fussier or has trouble sleeping, try cutting back on caffeine.

Unless your doctor advises you differently, just eat the same healthy foods you ate while you were pregnant. Talk to us if you have questions about what to eat while you’re breastfeeding. We want you and your baby to stay as healthy as can be.

Learn more about healthy nutrition for breastfeeding moms here >