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What do you eat?(10 Posts)
I'm a new mummy looking for ways to increase my food intake to keep up with breast feeding.
What meals are you eating?
And what snacks do you reach for- I'm trying to avoid too much sugar
You can eat and drink what you like, Helen. Just eat a normal diet - more and/or bigger portions if you feel hungry. Not sure what you're asking, sorry! It helps if some of the food you eat can be scoffed one handed of course
Oh definitely recommend one handed snack things!!! Nakd bars, bananas, fruit are good and also pittas crudites and hummus which I could dip one handed etc and doesn't matter if you're distracted as it's not like it's going cold or stale fast.
When not breastfeeding I don't really snack all that much between meals but when feeding I eat normally, just slightly larger portions, especially breakfast as I was ravenous! And I snack more, especially in the evenings. Favourite snack before bed is greek yoghurt with fruit nuts and honey! I found I just needed to eat more frequently rather than differently.
I just eat exactly what I would normally eat. Trying to be healthy to lose some baby weight but not adverse to a treat now and again!
I was just wondering if there were right and wrong things to eat? I.e. Avoiding sugar.
In the night is when I'm trying to eat more and having banana, pear, and a fruit tea cake. It's getting a bit sandy so was looking for other ideas.
In the early days I needed to eat lots of food, things which I could eat one handed and were quick to prepare. I ate porridge before bed and had some fruit by the side of the bed for when I had the munchies in the night. I also needed to drink a lot.
I tried to stick to healthy stuff, but mostly I ate cake
just avoid curry i dont know why but it did something funny to my milk my daughter would have the worst nappies
just snack on fruit ,peanut butter good if your particularly peckish .mmm banana and peanut butter sandwich lol
My drinking orange juice or eating curry seemed to have a weird effect on DSs tummy but apart from that I ate/eat everything.
I had a lot of chocolate digestives in the early days
I'm always hungry and a big bowl of pasta is filling and easy to eat one handed.
A good tip is to have a bottle of water/squash near the bed for night time.
I eat a lot of oats as they make me feel full longer and apparently boost your milk supply.
I also keep breakfast bar type things all around the house (by the couch and in the bedroom) in case I get caught up with a hungry baby and I too haven't had the chance to fuel up.
I also like to make smoothies in the evening with 1 banana, some frozen berries or mango and pineapple and some yoghurt/milk.
Everything in the house I've never been so hungry or thirsty in my life as in the first few months of breastfeeding!
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