Skip to content

    Health & Baby

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Breast-Feeding - Your Health and Nutrition

    A healthy lifestyle-including having a balanced diet, getting plenty of rest, and being active-is important while you breast-feed. It can help you have more energy and reduce stress. It can also help you build a healthy milk supply.

    It's also important to know what to avoid. Anything you put in your body can be passed to your baby in breast milk.

    Recommended Related to Children

    Craniosynostosis, Primary

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Craniosynostosis, Primary is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

    Read the Craniosynostosis, Primary article > >

    Have a healthy diet

    Some moms notice that certain foods make their babies more fussy. You may want to keep track of what you eat and how your baby acts.

    If you have special dietary needs, talk to a dietitian. He or she can help you plan healthy meals.

    Balance activity and sleep

    • Try to sleep and restTry to sleep and rest as well as you can. You likely will not have a normal schedule when you first start to breast-feed. But you can take naps and find time to rest for short periods throughout the day, such as when your baby sleeps.
    • Be activeBe active. Exercise helps with weight loss, improves your energy level, and can help relieve stress.

    Use medicine wisely

    Know what to avoid

    1 | 2
    Next Article:

    Today on WebMD

    mother on phone holding baby
    When you should call 911.
    parents and baby
    Unexpected ways your life will change.
     
    baby acne
    What’s normal – and what’s not.
    baby asleep on moms shoulder
    Help your baby get the sleep he needs.
     

    mother holding baby at night
    ARTICLE
    mother with sick child
    QUIZ
     
    Chinese mother breast feeding newborn baby girl
    SLIDESHOW
    Track Your Babys Vaccines
    TOOL
     
    Baby Napping 10 Dos And Donts
    Slideshow
    Mother with her baby boy
    Article
     
    baby in crib
    Slideshow
    baby gear slideshow
    Slideshow