Eating While Breastfeeding

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Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Waterloo, Iowa 50702

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What should I eat while breastfeeding?

  • Eat a well balanced diet with plenty of fiber.
  • Drink plenty of fluids - you should never feel thirsty.
  • If you do not eat dairy products, you may need a calcium supplement. Talk to your doctor.
  • Use caffeine in moderation (1-2 sources daily)
  • Avoid nicotine. If you must smoke, cut down and only smoke after you have nursed baby or pumped.
  • Do not use illicit street drugs while breastfeeding.

Call Allen Hospital's Lactation Service for questions about medications at (319) 235-3620.