Consuming Fruit And Vegetable Salad In Nursing Mothers?
Good evening, I want to ask.Are breastfeeding mothers allowed to consume fruit and vegetable salads?
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When breastfeeding, you need to make sure your nutritional needs are met properly so that your milk production is stable and of good quality. Because, indirectly, the quality and production of your breast milk will also affect the growth of the baby you are breastfeeding, especially if you are breastfeeding exclusively.
Consumption of raw or undercooked food during pregnancy and breastfeeding should be limited. The reason is, because raw or undercooked food is more at risk of containing pathogenic microorganisms or other harmful chemicals, such as mercury or pesticides. This of course can endanger your health and that of the baby you are breastfeeding.
There is no absolute prohibition for breastfeeding mothers to consume fruit and vegetable salads. In addition to maintaining fitness, smooth bowel movements, and also as antioxidants, these fruits and vegetables are very vital in their function in producing quality breast milk. However, you should really make sure that the fruits and vegetables you consume are fresh, clean, and free from pathogenic microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, worms, caterpillars) and harmful chemicals. You can wash them first until they are clean in running water while using special soap intended for washing food. After washing, dry the surface of the fruit and vegetables thoroughly using a clean towel or tissue. Also peel the skin of the fruit before consumption.
Even though it is allowed, you should still not consume it in excess to minimize the risk of side effects as mentioned above. You may consume fresh fruit as long as it is ensured that it is clean. However, for vegetables, it would be better if you eat them first until they are cooked.
In addition to consuming vegetables and fruit, also fulfill your other nutritional needs by consuming a variety of sources of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and other nutrients.
Nutrition for breastfeeding mothers
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah