It is important to make healthy lifestyle
choices to lower your chance for problems after your delivery.
Get plenty of rest.
Limit your use of
caffeine if you are breast-feeding.
Eat a nutritious diet. Healthy eating will help you get the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. It will help you feel your best and have plenty of energy.
If you are breast-feeding, it is important to get good nutrition for you and your baby.
Try to get 30 minutes of
exercise on most, if not all, days of the week.
Fish that contain high levels of
mercury. This includes shark, swordfish, king
mackerel, tilefish, more than
6 oz (170 g) of white albacore
tuna a week, or fish caught in local waters that have not tested as safe.
Hazardous chemicals, certain cosmetic
products, or radiation
Call your doctor if you have any questions about
breast-feeding. This may help prevent any problems.
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July 31, 2013
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