- 1. Useful qualities of nuts
- 1.1. Walnut
- 1.2. Other nuts
- 2. Should I include nuts in the ration of a nursing mother?
- 3. Nuances of eating nuts when breastfeeding
The lactating women's diet is sufficiently limited, as the quality of milk is directly dependent on nutrition. Nevertheless, the mother needs constant restoration and replenishment of the stores of useful substances that she gives to the baby when feeding - it is important for her own health and for the health of the crumbs. Are nuts suitable for this? There is no unequivocal answer.
Useful qualities of nuts
It's hard to argue with the fact that nuts, regardless of their variety, contain a large number of vitamins and trace elements, that
Walnuts are record holders for the content of substances necessary for humans, and are especially useful for nursing mothers:
- Antioxidants .Thanks to them, walnuts are irreplaceable for colds, since they help to strengthen immunity.
- Vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids .Their combination effectively copes with nervous disorders, insomnia, helps to normalize blood pressure. Calcium .The presence of calcium is especially important for mothers who breastfeed, because during lactation, the main source of calcium entering the milk is the bone tissue of a woman.
The claim that thick milk can cause mastitis has not been proven, but crumbs may have difficulty in sucking out more viscous milk.
According to the recommendations of breastfeeding experts, nut milk can help cope with liquid stool and poor weight gain. The recipe of preparation and the way of application are very simple:
- Grind a handful of nuts and fill it with 300 ml of boiled hot milk.
- Leave to stand for 2 hours.
- You need to drink this milk throughout the day, a few sips for 1 reception. Every day you should prepare a fresh portion for a day.
Pine nut can boast of iodine, phosphorus, copper and manganese, plus it is almost completely absorbed in the body. It is mistakenly believed that pine nuts stimulate lactation and make milk more fat. There is even a formula, designed for nursing mothers with a problematic milk production: stir a tablespoon of crushed nuts with a teaspoon of honey. In reality, their benefit is reduced to the presence of the necessary human substances.
Biotin, which helps stabilize the exchange of proteins and fats in the body, and strengthen hair and nails, can be found in sufficient quantities in the hazelnut . Almond is rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin B6, which means it is very useful for bones. pistachios contain fiber, which is indispensable for digestion, and carotenoids with lutein, favorably affecting the eyesight.
Peanut , containing amino acids and folic acid, is perfect for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and the stabilization of the nervous system. Plus, it is well absorbed by the body.
Today the Brazilian walnut became common in the markets. His popularity he earned not only thanks to the content of selenium, B vitamins, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and iron, but also by the fact that it consists of 15% protein and 60% fat. Only 1-2 of these nuts will replace a full-fledged snack.
Should I include nuts in the ration of a nursing mother?
All nursing mothers are faced with the question of what products they can and should have in the daily menu, and which will have to be abandoned. Nuts are referred to those "dishes" that are required to be present in the diet. Absolutely all nuts are useful for human health, especially for good work of the heart and brain, especially since they contain their unique set of vitamins and trace elements.
Do not overlook the fact that all nuts are allergenic products that can cause a newborn to react in a rash or other manifestation. When eating nuts with breastfeeding, it is worth to be very careful and attentive to the condition of the baby.
Among all varieties, hazelnut and peanuts, especially salted, represent the greatest danger, since they have strong allergic properties. In second place behind them go pine nuts, but cashews and walnuts can be attributed to the safest, because they are capable of provoking an allergy in very rare cases.
Nuances of eating nuts when breastfeeding
The benefits of any product can turn into harm if you abuse it. During the first month of life, the mother should adhere to a certain diet, and it is better to postpone the introduction of new foods into her diet to two months of age. By this time, the crumb has already become stronger, and its organs of the gastrointestinal tract will be more prepared for the assimilation of a variety of products. Otherwise, there is a possibility of an allergic reaction in the baby or intestinal colic.
According to Dr. Komarovsky, one should never forget about precautions, using nuts when breastfeeding:
- the number of nuts eaten per day should be within 5-10 pieces;
- to eat nuts only of high quality, which are correctly stored and do not have a bitter taste;
- is contraindicated there is that kind of nuts, which one of the parents or close relatives in the family has an allergy;
- , when rashes appear in the baby, they should be excluded from the menu;
- adhere to moderate consumption;
- like any other product, walnuts with breastfeeding should start eating in small doses to check for a negative reaction.