Amanda - posted on 03/23/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I know that while breastfeeding I should consume the bare minimum of 1800 calories. I am constantly eating and its all pretty much healthy food but I know I'm not consuming enough. I really need some tips on what to add to my diet to reach the proper caloric intake to continue producing milk for my baby. I'm producing just enough for her, but not enough to pump. My pediatrician said to supplement with Similac formula while she's being watched by family members. But here's the thing, she hates formula. So I need a little advice. Here's the list of food I eat during the day:
2 slices of toast
Tuna sandwich on whole grain bread
Fruit smoothie made with V8 Fusion, frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, and fresh spinach
Usually lean meat with vegetables
I also take supplements from Shaklee:
Vitalea for women with iron
I'm also going to be making a batch of lactation cookies.
Please, if anyone has anything to add to my daily diet that would help me, feel free to reply. Thank you.