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Best foods for pregnant&breastfeeding mama

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littleraysofsunshine Wed 22-May-13 22:38:46

Please help my diet! I need nutrition and energy! grin

mikkii Wed 22-May-13 22:49:19

Try to make sure you eat lots of leafy green veg and red meat to boost your iron levels. Anaemia causes tiredness.

goodasgold Thu 23-May-13 01:30:48

Yep my dh used to get me ready meals from m&s, beef stew and dumplings or a roast dinner in a yorkshire pudding with lots of broccolli on the side. Or he'd cook me a steak with a lot of greens, or omelette, packed full of veg.

littleraysofsunshine Thu 23-May-13 10:10:26

I was low on iron with my two pregnancies, just wondered any super super foods as I'm still feeding. I fed dd1 up to when I was 3 months pregnant with dd2. Will probably feed for a bit longer so need lots of energy!wink

spilttheteaagain Thu 23-May-13 20:24:01

dried fruit like apricots/prunes/dates are all very good for iron and easy to snack on onehanded, no prep involved!

I made myself a little pot with a mix of raw almonds, blanched peanuts, walnuts, pecans, dates, raisins, sunflower seeds and broken up bits of very dark choc (70-90%, it's really good for you, loads of iron and antioxidants and things!) for grabbing handfuls of during the day. All very good nutritious high energy things.

Like others I absolutely craved beef casseroles, always with swede and carrot in, mash on the side and a load of cabbage. DH was sick of it grin

Safmellow Thu 23-May-13 20:50:35

Not sure if it is true but I was told oats are good for your milk supply so had lots of flapjack and porridge.

Also made my own brazil nut butter by toasting some on a tray in the oven for 5 minutes, then blitzing in the food processor with some olive oil and a sprinkle of sugar and salt. You could try other nuts too. Delicious on wholemeal toast smile

spilttheteaagain Thu 23-May-13 22:53:37

Peanut butter and banana sandwich/on toast

Oh yes, I'd forgotten the sheer vast tonnes of flapjack and porridge with cream and honey that I consumed. Gorgeous.

Lots of oily fish, full of calories and all those good fish oily omega things. I love the smoked mackerel/smoked trout that you can eat straight from the packet. Really nice on oatcakes/harvestgrainy style crackers. And very wholesome with a nice salad incl some mashed avocado and a tasty dressing.

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