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Great Foods For Breastfeeding Moms

Nursing moms need more protein, calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamin A, and Vitamin C.

All of the foods listed are great sources of at least one of the above nutrients:

  • Vegetables- anything dark green, orange or yellow
  • Fruits- berries, grapes, grapefruit, apricots, peaches, melons, oranges and lemons
  • Whole Grains- quinoa, sweet brown rice (as found in mochi), millet
  • Legumes- chickpeas, lentils, pinto beans, split peas, tempeh, tofu, miso paste
  • Nuts and Seeds- walnuts, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, almonds
  • Dairy- aged cheeses from grass fed cows, fresh goat milk and cheese, organic yogurt, organic kefir
  • Fish- wild caught Alaskan salmon and halibut
  • Poultry- lots of free range eggs
  • Meat- grass fed beef, lamb