Dr Öncel Yakar’s comments
One of the main components of effective breastfeeding is adequate fluid intake. Although the required amount varies from person to person, basal intake must be increased. Likewise, since the daily calorie needs of breastfeeding women increase, this need should be supported, especially with a protein-rich diet. Grain intake should be increased in order to increase breastfeeding and its quality, beverages and certain vegetables that can cause bloating to the baby should be avoided, alcohol and cigarette use should be avoided in this period, as in all areas of healthy life. During the lactation period, the increasing vitamin and mineral requirement of the mother such as B and D vitamins, Calcium, Iron and Folic acid should be supported with appropriate preparations. Although dieting for weight loss is not recommended during lactation period, it should definitely be followed under the control of Nutrition and Dietetics specialists if necessary.