Abstinence of breastfeeding are important Note

Not just expectant mothers who have dietary restrictions, it turns out there are also restrictions for nursing mothers. Abstinence of breastfeeding should be noted to prevent the onset of effect on breast milk given to the baby.

If abstinence of breastfeeding is not done, can pose risks for mother and baby. In order to support the process of breastfeeding and good for smooth the granting of breast milk, there are some things that need to be avoided by nursing mothers.

A nursing mother whose dietary restrictions should be avoided

Here are some of the abstinence of breastfeeding should be avoided wherever possible and note:

• Smoking
Nursing mothers should not smoke because it can cause the baby is exposed to nicotine. Not just from the smoke emitted, nicotine also can potentially get into breast milk. In addition, it may cause health problems in infants, cigarette smoke exposure may also increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. The chances of the babies suffered nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea may also occur due to nursing mothers smoked. Smoking can also lead to the production of breast milk decreases.

• Alcoholic beverages
When nursing mothers are consuming alcoholic beverages, these substances can enter the breast milk given to the baby. The aroma and taste of breast milk will change. This will affect the patterns of consumption of breast milk by the baby, as well as affect the baby sleep patterns. In addition, a study proves, beer can reduce the production of breast milk since beer hamper reflex to throw in breast milk (milk ejection reflex) when the baby sucked a nipple.

The amount of intake of alcoholic beverages which can be tolerated is milk breast 10-20 ml or 8 grams of pure alcohol contained in drinks per week. Wait for about two hours after the consumption of alcoholic beverages before breastfeeding. Even so, it would be more secure if the nursing mother is really abstinence consuming alcoholic beverages.

• Fish with high mercury content
Although nutritional fish belongs to high, nearly all fish contain mercury. These pollutants are very dangerous because it is toxic to the nerves of the body. The fish are at the top of the food chain in marine ecosystems will prey on their fellow marine animals, including small fish also contain mercury. That is what the fish generally contain mercury higher. Of which is tuna, swordfish (swordfish), and sharks.

For salmon, tuna, shrimp, or other kinds of fish that belongs to the low mercury content, should be consumed only about twice per week.

• Fruit and vegetable certain 
some kind of fruit and vegetable suspected can trigger allergies and make baby cranky, so being abstinence nursing mothers. For example, peanuts, soy, wheat, corn, onion, and cabbage. In addition, most nursing mothers complained about the effects of fruits such as lemon, lime, strawberry, kiwi, and pineapple. Also vegetables such as broccoli, cucumber, pepper, garlic, and spices of cinnamon.

If a baby shows symptoms of allergies, such as diarrhea, eczema, respiratory disorders, there is a possibility of this happening as a reaction to food consumed nursing mothers.

To find out for sure, make a food diary and beverage nursing mothers. If a baby shows reactions, avoid these foods for some time. However, there is no need to design a special diet. That is important, choose foods and drinks that can nourish the mother and baby.

Caffeine is not only derived from coffee, tea, and drinks but also kola. Caffeine drink nursing mothers will get into breast milk, so there is a chance it can cause the baby to remains awake. Although there is no definite evidence that caffeine definitely causes problems, most mothers relate between the consumption of caffeine and the symptoms of colic, or sleeplessness in infants.

• Herbal medicines
Drugs consumed nursing mothers should be consulted prior to the doctor, including herbal remedies. Until now, most herbal remedies are still not certain about the safety and possible side effects.
Abstinence nursing mothers should note carefully. If there are difficulties during breastfeeding, consult to the obstetrician to get appropriate responses.

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