This Sunday coming up is Mother’s Day! For new mothers, it can be tricky to determine which foods are best to eat that will directly affect your baby during the process of breastfeeding.
Here is a small list of fruits and vegetables that are beneficial for both new moms and their babies:
Citrus fruits – lemons, oranges, limes and grapefruits are very high in Vitamin C, which will help in immunity development within babies, and keep moms healthy at the same time.
Papaya – this fruit, along with being very tasty and great in both sweet and savoury meals, is known to help with lactation inducing milk production.
Bananas – high potassium, bananas are great when it comes to maintaining fluid balance and electrolytes while breastfeeding.
Leafy greens – kale, lettuces, chards, collards, spinach, dandelion and other leafy greens are very high in minerals and nutrients for your newborns, as well as vitamin A, which is extremely important in the growth and development of infants.
Carrots – beta carotene in carrots, which is the precursor for Vitamin C, should be eaten to help with lactation, and to also act as an antioxidant in newborns to help fight off any harmful free radicals from the environment.
SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE RECIPE FOR MOM:
In a blender, add one half of an organic banana, ½ C organic spinach, ½ C organic pineapple, ½ C organic papaya, ½ C organic orange (peeled), 1 tbsp. coconut yogurt and 1 C water, and blend well. Enjoy cold!