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What kind of drinks can lactating mothers have?

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Last reviewed: 09.01.2019

With the onset of breastfeeding, a new mother has a lot of questions, and many of them are related to diet. It is also important to drink drinks. Therefore, women are worried: what can you drink, what can not, how, when and in what quantities? After all, many drinks and breastfeeding are incompatible. How to make the right choice?

To begin with, in order to replenish the milk supply to a woman, you need to consume a liquid - about two liters a day. However, during the first three days after delivery, the amount of fluid should be limited: if you really want to drink, you can take a few sips of water - often, but little by little.

Starting from the fourth day after the birth of a child, doctors advise young mothers to drink as much as the body requires. But, if you do not want to drink, then you do not need to force yourself: this can not only not be improved, but also damage the lactation.

What kind of drinks are compatible with breastfeeding?

Is it possible to drink compote for nursing mothers?

An ideal drink for a nursing mother is a compote of dried fruits. He has a lot of positive qualities:

  • improves the secretion of milk;
  • stabilizes the work of the intestines (both in mom and baby);
  • strengthens immune defense;
  • prevents diseases of the digestive system.

Before you start preparing the compote, you need to wash the dried fruits well in hot, and then in warm water. You can soak them for the night, and in the morning drain the water and rinse the dried fruits again - this way you can get rid of not only the dust, but also the substances that can be processed fruits. If the product has been sliced and dried on its own, it will be sufficient to simply wash it under warm running water.

One glass of dried fruits should be filled with 3-4 glasses of water and put it to boil. After boiling, you need to reduce the heat and cook the compote for about 25 minutes. At the end of cooking, add sugar or fructose, bring to a boil and remove from heat.

Doctors advise to drink this compote for 30-40 minutes before feeding the baby.

As for berry and fruit compotes, you can cook and eat them only if you are sure that the baby does not have allergies to these berries or fruits. It is optimal to prepare compote from plums, cherries or apples.

Is it possible to drink Morse breastfeeding mom?

Morse is a drink that is made from the juice of berries or fruits, with the addition of water, honey or sugar (fructose). To prepare more often, berries of cranberries, cranberries, raspberries, currants, strawberries, etc., are used.

Correctly made mors contains more useful components than, for example, compote. However, the minus of Morse is that many berries cause allergies in children. Given this, doctors are not advised to drink Morse until the child reaches 3 months of age. Then the child can be gradually introduced to the drink - through my mother, of course. First you should drink ¼ cup of Morse in the morning, then watch the child's reaction during the day. If the baby has a rash, diarrhea, then drink better to postpone until 5-6 months of age. Re-inject the sea with a little.

It is worth recalling that the mors must be freshly prepared: this drink is little subjected to heat treatment, therefore it can not be stored for a long time (in the refrigerator - for maximum 1-2 days).

Cowberry fruit

Cowberry is known not only for its healing properties: this berry is hypoallergenic, so it can be safely consumed with breastfeeding. You can brew compote or mors. The main thing is not to overdo or abuse such drinks. And, naturally, to introduce cowberry mors in the diet should be a little, about 3-4 months of lactation. From the fourth or fifth month you can prepare mixed fruit, for example, apple-cranberry, or carrot-cranberry.

In addition to improving the composition of milk, cranberry fruit improves the condition of the nails, strengthens bones and teeth, prevents hair loss.

Do not drink Morse if the woman suffers from low blood pressure, has kidney stones, stomach ulcers, or has a tendency to bleeding (cranberries can thin the blood).

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Can I drink dairy products to nursing mothers?

Milk is a useful, affordable, but very contradictory product. Children sometimes suffer not only allergy to milk, but also its intolerance. To  use milk feeding mom  did not lead to complications, doctors advise to avoid it during the first month of life of the baby. Then the product is introduced into the diet gradually.



Ryazhenka is a product that is easily and easily absorbed by the body, much easier than kefir. This drink - if it can be called so, strengthens immunity, improves digestion, activates the processes in the brain, normalizes the heart function, reduces the cholesterol in the blood.

When breastfeeding, fermented baked milk is necessary, because it improves the quality of mother's milk. However, it is necessary to adhere to such rules:

  • The first use of ryazhenka should be minimal - literally a pint of sips to look after the infant's reaction.
  • If the baby is prone to allergies and colic, the introduction of ryazhenka into the diet should be postponed - for example, for 3-4 weeks.
  • If the child responds normally to the fact that the mother uses fermented milk, then the optimal amount of the product should be 300-400 ml per day.
  • When choosing fermented baked milk, pay special attention to the quality of the product: it should be free of foreign additives, with a natural composition, with a shelf life of not more than one week.
  • Only fresh produce should be drunk.


Kefir breastfeeding mother is allowed to eat when the baby is 5 months old. If kefir is introduced earlier, it can lead to a digestive disorder of the baby. A possible allergy to the milk protein is taken into account.

Some mothers worry about the fact that kefir during fermentation gives off spirits, which supposedly can harm a baby. Such experiences are absolutely groundless: the allocation of such substances is scanty, and it is no more than with the use of other sour-milk drinks. Industrial kefir contains less than half a percent of alcohol. To such a percentage at least somehow affected the state of the baby, you should drink kefir simply in huge quantities.

For consumption during feeding, kefir is best not to choose too fat, but not fat-free: the product will suit 1-2%.

If the mother really loves yogurt and literally can not do without it, then the first months after the birth of the baby it is better to replace it with fermented milk - it is easier to perceive by the body and the digestive system. For more details on the appropriateness of using dairy products in breastfeeding, see  this article.

Can I drink soda to a nursing mother?

Many women in search of a "universal medicine" begin to drink a solution of baking soda: one - to quickly eliminate heartburn, others - to lose weight. Can this be done?

The vast majority of medical specialists say: taking a solution of soda inside is dangerous - and not only during breastfeeding, but in any other life periods. Soda neutralizes acid in the stomach, disrupts the digestive process, irritates the mucous membrane, which at first is imperceptible, but will eventually manifest itself to the fullest.

As for weight loss, scientists have long been proven that soda does not affect the quality and quantity of fat cells. Another thing - the use of baths, baths and scrubs with soda: such procedures are really useful, relieve cellulite and improve the appearance of the skin.

But from the reception of soda inside better abstain. Ask the doctor: he will help find the cause of discomfort and choose a good medicine for heartburn.

Can I drink flax to a nursing mother?

Flaxseed is very useful: it improves digestive processes, improves the condition of hair and skin, increases immune defense and stimulates lactation. But the possibility of using flax as a nursing mother should be discussed with the doctor. Flax is contraindicated if a woman has:

  • acute stage of gastritis or pancreatitis;
  • high blood pressure.

If there are no contraindications, then you can drink flax, starting from 4-5 months of age - but not more than one tablespoon of seeds per day. Increasing the recommended dosage may lead to nausea, diarrhea, bloating - and not only in mom, but also in babies.


Whether it is possible for feeding mum to drink jelly?

The structure of jelly often includes various fruits or berries, sugar and starch. As a basis, usually use raspberries, currants, blueberries, apricots, peaches, etc. It is the base and can cause allergies in the baby, so the kissel during breastfeeding is not allowed only when it is made from components that cause allergy in the baby.

If the baby has a tendency to an allergic response, then you should wait with the use of berry or fruit jelly until about 5-6 months of age. But the jelly is prepared and using other bases: milk, oatmeal. Such beverages are nutritious and absolutely safe for a woman and her baby, since they do not contain allergenic components.

If a woman after childbirth strives to bring her weight back to normal, then she can not drink a lot of jelly, as it is high in calories due to the large amount of carbohydrates. The maximum intake of jelly per day for a nursing mother is 0.5 liters, and with a tendency to excess weight - no more than 250 ml.

Is it possible to drink cherry compote to nursing mother?

Cherry compote is especially useful if a woman has a decreased level of hemoglobin. In addition, the cherry helps to strengthen the myocardium and prevent heart and vascular disease, and also helps to restore the body of a woman after childbirth.

Medical specialists do not rule out the possibility of using cherry compote for breastfeeding - this allows the delivery of all the necessary vitamins and microelements to the child's body for the proper functioning of the central nervous system.

Cherry compote can be drunk to almost all young mothers. Of course, only after it is proven that the baby has no hypersensitivity to the cherry. If the allergy is not found, then the mother can easily use not only compote, but also juice, and other dishes with the addition of cherries.

Is it possible to drink dill water to a nursing mother?

Dill water is a find for both a new mother and a baby. Dill improves digestive function, purifies blood, speeds up metabolic processes.

Dill water has such healing effects:

  • eliminates puffiness, drives bile;
  • Eliminates spasms;
  • stabilizes high blood pressure;
  • disinfects, anesthetizes;
  • soothes;
  • relieves increased gas production and colic;
  • stimulates the production of milk.

It is especially recommended to drink dill water if the child starts colic, and also if the mother has a lack of milk.

The only contraindication may be low blood pressure. If the mother suffers from hypotension, the doctors advise dill water to replace the cumin or anise infusion: these seeds have a similar effect.

Can I drink ginger to a nursing mother?

Ginger root - an indispensable tool in many situations. He, for example, will help to strengthen immunity, improve the stomach, clean blood vessels, strengthen the bone and nervous system, and lose weight (ginger - the famous "fat burner").

However, despite the huge list of positive properties, the ginger root is allowed to include in the diet not all nursing mothers. The fact that the taste of ginger baby can react with an allergic reaction, increased irritability and tearfulness, increased colic. If a woman is prone to bleeding, then ginger may exacerbate this problem. Given this, doctors do not advise using ginger to make drinks and dishes, if the baby is not 6-7 months old.

In addition, ginger should be abandoned if a woman suffers from diseases of the digestive system or high blood pressure.

If the baby has already turned six months old, and the woman has no contraindications to ginger, then you can try adding a little root to the tea. The first reception of such a drink should not exceed 50 ml. If the child adequately perceived a new taste, then later the volume of the drink can be increased, but not more than one cup (200 ml) per day.

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Is it possible to drink raw water to a nursing mother?

Raw water from the drinking water is not recommended, because it can lead to a stomach upset in the baby.

The use of raw water is allowed only when this water was taken from sources tested in the SES (for example, their wells or wells). You can also drink water, passed through a quality filter, which has not expired date and service.

To avoid complications, most experts still advise to boil the water used.

Is it possible to drink mineral water to a nursing mother?

As for mineral water, it can be drunk with breastfeeding if there are no gases in it. In this case, you need to choose only table types of mineral waters. Treatment water during lactation should not be drunk, since it contains too many mineral components and salts, which can create an additional burden on the still weak children's body.

Can I drink Sassi's water to nursing mothers?

Water Sassi is used primarily for weight loss and body cleansing. Since women and in the postnatal period do not stop to think about their health and appearance, the question of the use of Sassi's water becomes topical. Such water improves digestion, reduces gas formation, saturates the body with moisture.

Why do you have doubts about using Sassi's water for breastfeeding? The fact is that the classical Sassi contains the root of ginger, mint, sometimes citrus. Such components can cause allergies and sleep disturbances in the baby. To avoid adverse symptoms, experts do not advise drinking such water to women until the baby is 6 months old. After that, you can start drinking a little bit, taking into account such moments:

  • all constituent products must be quality and fresh;
  • fruits, leaves and roots, which are part of the drink, you need to thoroughly wash;
  • you should drink only a fresh drink.

You can not drink Sassi's water if your lactating mother has kidney disease, stomach and duodenal problems.

Drink and breastfeeding - sometimes this combination is useful, but sometimes harmful. Any caring mother always thinks not only about her well-being, but also about the health of the child. Introducing in your diet these or those drinks while breastfeeding, it is always necessary to exercise caution, and to try new juices or compotes literally by drop. If everything is good, and the child does not have a negative reaction, then you can drink to health - of course, within reasonable limits.

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