Making the decision to breastfeed your baby is not only extremely beneficial for your baby but can also provide benefits to you! You should feel proud of your decision and know that your Gatti staff is here for support. You can find a variety of nursing bras, breastfeeding pumps and supplies at Gatti Pharmacy where our staff can assist in finding the best products for you.
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While breastfeeding it is very important that you eat a well-balanced diet to ensure that you and your baby are receiving all necessary nutrients. Eating a variety of different foods causes changes in the texture and taste of your breast milk depending on the type of food. This helps your baby become used to different foods and textures on their palate which may make them a less picky eater when transitioning to a soft food diet. While there are many foods that you should be eating, there are also some that you may want to eat in moderation due to their risk of causing colic in your baby. Some of these foods are listed below:
Drinking large amounts of caffeine can cause irritability and poor sleeping patterns in your baby, so it is recommended that you limit your intake to less than 1 gram per day.
Vitamin supplementation is often recommended during lactation to ensure proper growth of your baby. Some of these recommendations are listed below:
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