The Breastfeeding Nutrition Basics Ideally, all of our diets should include a variety of foods that are packed with the nutrients that our bodies thrive on.  Most of us survive just fine on less-than-ideal foods when we are only nourishing our own bodies.  When your body is a milk factory, your nutrient stores are affected, especially if you are breastfeeding exclusively.  However, it is not necessary to adhere to a strict regimented diet to produce breast milk.  In fact, a mom’s nutrition does not affect the ability to breastfeed or the quality of her breast milk. Breast milk is produced by your mammary glands, not the food that you eat.  The

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The Breastfeeding Nutrition Basics Ideally, all of our diets should include a variety of foods that are packed with the nutrients that our bodies thrive on.  Most of us survive just fine on less-than-ideal foods when we are only nourishing our own bodies.  When your body is a milk factory, your nutrient stores are affected, especially if you are breastfeeding exclusively.  However, it is not necessary to adhere to a strict regimented diet to produce breast milk.  In fact, a mom’s nutrition does not affect the ability to breastfeed or the quality of her breast milk. Breast milk is produced by your mammary glands, not the food that you eat.  The

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