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Diet for Breastfeeding Mothers


New moms may have concerns about whether their diet will affect the quality of breast milk. In this video, Prof. Chen will explain diet suggestions for mothers. High protein food such as dairy products, eggs, and meat is recommended because breastfeeding cost lots of energy. Also, supply additional water.

For caffeine, less than 5 cups are acceptable for mothers but be aware of the timing. If the mother is full-vegan, vitamin b12 supplementary is important.

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