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Is it OK to eat leafy greens if I'm a new mom?

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Leafy green veggies like spinach, Swiss chard, and broccoli are filled with vitamin A, which is good for you and your baby. They're also a good non-dairy source of calcium and contain vitamin C and iron. Green veggies are also filled with heart-healthy antioxidants and are low in calories.

From: 12 Super-Foods for New Moms WebMD Medical Reference

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Melinda Johnson, MS, RD, national spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association.

La Leche League International: "Cooking up healthy meal plans."

American College of Nurse-Midwives; gotmom.org: "How Do Diet, Medications, and Alcohol Affect Breastfeeding?"

Goldberg, G. , 2005. Journal of Family Health Care

Alabama Cooperative Extension System: "Nutrition for the nursing mother."

University of California, San Francisco Children's Hospital: "Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers."

FDA: "What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 25, 2017

SOURCES:

Melinda Johnson, MS, RD, national spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association.

La Leche League International: "Cooking up healthy meal plans."

American College of Nurse-Midwives; gotmom.org: "How Do Diet, Medications, and Alcohol Affect Breastfeeding?"

Goldberg, G. , 2005. Journal of Family Health Care

Alabama Cooperative Extension System: "Nutrition for the nursing mother."

University of California, San Francisco Children's Hospital: "Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers."

FDA: "What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 25, 2017

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