August 20, 2019 | 6:12 PM IST

Breastfeeding: A healthy way to your baby’s growth

As a new mother, you will get a bundle of suggestions to feed your baby in a healthy and nutritious way; and what can be better than a mother’s milk? Yes, it is scientifically proven that mother’s milk has enough protein and nutrition required for a baby’s healthy growth. But, for that purpose, it is important for a mother to follow a healthy and nutritious diet regime. Here is how you need to modify your diet regime: Leafy green veggies – Green veggies like spinach and broccoli are a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and iron, which are important for a baby’s growth. Low-fat dairy products – It is extremely crucial for a lactating mother to include low-fat dairy products to their diet as these are rich source of Vitamin B and D and calcium. Whole grains – Whole grains contains folic acids that is required for cellular growth of a baby and also supports a mother to recover from post-pregnancy. Fruits – Add bright colored fruits to your diet as they are rich source of antioxidants and vitamins. Better to have raw fruits as they are most nutritious. Liquid – To ensure proper milk production, it is important to keep the body well-hydrated to maintain adequate energy while breastfeeding your baby. Carrots and garlic – While carrots are enriched in carbohydrates and potassium boosting energy and stamina; and garlic is used to increase milk production in a lactating mother.

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