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How can salmon help with losing pregnancy weight for new moms?

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Salmon, like other fatty fish, is loaded with a type of fat called DHA. DHA is crucial to the development of your baby's nervous system. All breast milk contains DHA, but levels of it are higher in the milk of women who get more DHA from their diets. The DHA in salmon may also help your mood. Studies suggest it may play a role in preventing postpartum depression

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. Journal of Family Health Care, 2005.

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. Journal of Family Health Care, 2005.

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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