Still Eating for Two? from What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat While Nursing

What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat While Nursing

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Still Eating for Two?

Breastfeeding is known for its health benefits for both moms and babies. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding helps mothers recover quickly from childbirth, may prevent Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in mothers, and may reduce risk of them developing breast and ovarian cancer later in life.

Benefits for babies include a strengthened immune system to defend against ear infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and other illnesses.

Since breastfeeding is so important, moms need to make sure they’re living a healthy lifestyle and eating nutritious foods for themselves and their babies while they're doing it.