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Whether it is possible for breastfeeding mothers milk products: milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt

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Last reviewed: 05.10.2018

Dairy products with breastfeeding should be an indispensable and integral part of the ration of the nursing mother. They contain many substances, without which your baby can not actively develop. But there are those dairy products that are more useful for mom and baby and the benefits of different dairy products need to be known.

Benefits of dairy products in lactation

Breastfeeding is a time when you are loaded with changing emotions and a multitude of questions. While you are breastfeeding, it is important to have a healthy and balanced diet that will be nutritious for both you and your young child. Dairy products are a vital source of calcium in food. Having enough dairy products in your mom's diet during lactation will help you meet your baby's needs for minerals. Breast-feeding a woman requires from 1000 to 1300 mg of calcium per day. With regular use of dairy products during lactation, this level of calcium is provided for both mother and child. This is certainly beneficial for health, in comparison with taking any medicinal calcium preparations.

For nursing mothers it is recommended to take three servings of milk or other dairy products every day.

Children whose mothers receive enough dairy products while breastfeeding can weigh more and grow faster. They also develop more actively and suffer less from allergic reactions in the future. Dairy products consumed during breastfeeding also reduce the risk of osteoporosis in children. It also reduces the risk of neonatal rickets, as milk is rich in vitamin D. And moreover, if you want children with high IQ, the content of iodine in milk will improve the development of the child's brain.

Dairy products are an excellent antacid. Because heartburn and other stomach problems occur when breastfeeding, drinking milk helps to alleviate these symptoms.

Milk is one of the products that is not so well received by newborns. But, despite this, milk can not be excluded from the ration of a nursing mother. The minimum amount of milk should be in her diet, and based on the reaction of the child, this amount can be reduced or increased. What kind of milk should I choose when I breastfeed?

To date, when markets are supplied with varieties of milk, it can be difficult for you to understand what type of milk suits you and your child.

  1. Skimmed milk of cows will do, if you do not want to gain excess weight. Cow's milk goes through a process where the content of harmful fatty acids decreases to make it light. This process also reduces fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, E and C, which are very necessary for the baby. This must be taken into account, because with the reduction in fat content, the amount of minerals decreases. In one cup of low-fat milk, there are about 300 milligrams of calcium. Taking 2 cups each day can help you meet most of your daily calcium needs when lactating.
  2. Whole milk has almost 3.5 percent more fat. If you do not suffer from overweight after childbirth and do not want to gain weight, having a high-grade cream milk in your diet when lactating can be a good option.
  3. Pasteurized milk should always be used by your mother, even if you previously preferred home-made milk. Regardless of whether you choose low-fat or fully creamy milk, it is important that it is pasteurized.

 After all, now you are responsible for yourself and for the child. In the process of pasteurization, microbes that contribute to certain diseases are usually destroyed when heated at high temperature. The consumption of raw milk (which does not pasteurize) increases the risk of certain diseases.

  1. The most common and demanded milk is cow's milk. This is the most widely used milk and is available as whole milk, skim milk, skim and flavored milk.

Cow milk is a pool of amino acids that help build cells in the mother's body, as well as the baby's body. Vitamin D, present in cow's milk, is necessary to prevent diabetes in mothers, and also helps the child grow. Vitamin E serves as an antioxidant and helps prevent many diseases.

  1. Goat's milk, unlike cow, has a higher protein content, a lower content of globulins and more vitamin B2. Dietary fats - in goat's milk help reduce cholesterol and accelerate the metabolism. It helps in digestion. Goat's milk has a very high percentage of vitamin E, which is immediately absorbed by the body. It also contains a high level of vitamin B2, which stimulates the production of antibodies and thus supports a healthy immune system. In a glass of goat's milk contains 283 mg of calcium.
  2. Soymilk is obtained by grinding soybeans impregnated with water. You can also find varieties enriched with fiber or calcium. Soy milk contains almost the same level of protein as cow's milk. This kind of milk does not contain cholesterol and provides sufficient calcium for the developing baby and mother. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids help in protecting against cardiovascular diseases. Antioxidants present in soy milk help fight cancer. In a glass of soy milk there are about 290 milligrams of calcium.
  3. Rice milk is available in flavored, fat-free, protein or calcium fortified varieties. This milk contains a high level of B vitamins. It has a low fat content. Despite the low protein level, it contains more antioxidants in the form of selenium and manganese, compared with other milk variants.
  4. Almond milk is the best alternative, especially for those who do not tolerate soy or gluten. Almond milk is prepared from earthy almonds and water. It does not contain saturated fat and cholesterol. Almond milk is rich in folic acid, fiber, protein, vitamin B, calcium, iron and vitamin E. Almond milk also contains low amounts of calories and antioxidants that strengthen the immune system.

In fact, it does not matter what type of milk you consume during breastfeeding, it is important to consume the right amount.

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What kind of dairy products can a nursing mother?

Often whole milk, especially in the first few months of breastfeeding, can cause bloating or colic in the child. In this case, mom has to limit the intake of milk, but you need to increase the intake of other products - kefir, yogurt, cheese.

Can I eat cheese for breastfeeding mother? Cheese is one of the most nutritious and irreplaceable sources of minerals for mom and baby. Cheese is a storage of nutrients that will increase your health and the growth of your baby. The use of cheese during lactation will be very useful. Eating cheese along with a well-balanced diet will help you absorb less carbohydrates and control blood sugar levels.

The most common type of cheese is Swiss cheese. Swiss cheese is a form of pale yellow cheese that has distinctive holes in its slices that appear due to the release of carbon dioxide during the manufacturing process. Swiss cheese is made using cow's milk. The taste and texture vary depending on the ingredients added. Swiss cheese is a rich source of calcium and other nutrients that are crucial for strong teeth and bones.

  1. Swiss cheese is safe, and you can enjoy it while breastfeeding. Swiss cheese contains a high concentration of essential nutrients, such as calcium and vital proteins. A high calcium content in Swiss cheese helps to strengthen the baby's bones and cartilage. Cheese also offers other essential nutrients, such as zinc, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and riboflavin, which are good for you and for the health of your child. Vitamins and minerals in the cheese help your body perform a balanced metabolism. Swiss cheese contains a significant amount of conjugated linoleic acid and sphingolipids, which help prevent the development of heart disorders.

Cheese is also a rich source of zinc and biotin. Zinc promotes growth and development of your tissues. Biotin helps prevent hair loss, which is a common complaint among new mothers.

  1. Eating blue cheese during breastfeeding can help cope with osteoporosis and gout, and also keep your teeth healthy and strong. Blue cheese contains saturated fat, so monitor the amount of its consumption.
  2. Tofu is a kind of cheese that is rich in all the necessary nutrients that you need during lactation. Tofu is a kind of curd obtained from milk in soy. Toffee does not have its own taste. It easily accepts the taste of the products with which it is mixed. Tofu is low in fat and can be a good substitute for cream cheese or eggs. Tofu is often considered a full-fledged food, since it contains all 8 essential amino acids. It is also rich in manganese, copper and iron, which should be intelligently added to your diet. Copper and iron help to synthesize hemoglobin in your body and are a good source of energy. It contains calcium in abundance, which helps the proper development of bones in your child.

You should avoid tofu if you have problems with the thyroid gland.

  1. Parmesan cheese is a type of hard cheese that can be eaten safely even during lactation. Even if cheese is produced using unpasteurized milk, it is safe because it has a low water content compared to soft cheese, so it is less likely that the bacteria will grow in these types of cheese. Eating parmesan cheese has many health benefits for you and your child. Parmesan cheese is a rich source of proteins, which are especially necessary for your body. Also this cheese is a good source of calcium. Parmesan cheese is produced in the most natural way and does not contain preservatives or additives. It also has a very low pH that does not allow bad bacteria to grow inside. Parmesan cheese will not cause problems with the stomach, as it is easy to digest.

Is it possible to eat cottage cheese to a nursing mother?

Cottage cheese is more often soft processed cheese. Processed soft cheeses are also useful during lactation. These cheeses have a soft, flexible texture, but can sometimes be watery, liquid or sticky. You can use cottage cheese if it is made using pasteurized milk. Therefore, during breastfeeding it is better to give preference to cottage cheese. Soft cheeses are a breeding ground for bacteria and are their potential sources, so you should eat cottage cheese immediately after you have bought it and do not store it.

Can I eat yogurt for breastfeeding mother? Dairy products, such as yogurt, are considered healthy supplements in your diet.

Yogurt is a fermented product containing Lactobacillus acidophilus - a kind of useful bacteria. This bacterium helps in the digestion of milk. It especially absorbs lactose, which adds energy to your body. This bacterium in yogurt mixes with lactic acid and reacts with milk to get a creamy texture and sour taste.

There are many health benefits from consuming yogurt during lactation, which makes it an ideal complement to your diet. Yogurt, which is a dairy product, contains all the nutrients that you will find in milk.

It is rich in calcium, which helps the development of bones and teeth in a young child. Yogurt is rich in protein, which helps in the development of new cells. This vitamin-rich product takes care of most of your vitamin needs. Yogurt contains 1% of the daily intake of vitamin A, the nutrient needed for your child's eyes. Yogurt also contains a large number of prebiotics. Prebiotics are bacteria and yeasts that thrive in our intestines. These bacteria contribute to good bacteria in the intestines, which will go a long way in maintaining health. These healthy bacteria prevent problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea. Therefore, if your baby has problems with a stool, then you just need to start taking mom yogurt.

Yogurt is a low-fat dairy product that provides you with the usual dose of minerals and vitamins. If you do not want to be overweight, avoid yogurt with too much added sugar or syrup. If you are bored with the taste of plain yogurt, you can add fruit or honey and enjoy a new taste.

Sour cream breastfeeding mother is not recommended, because the high fat content in this product is combined with a lesser benefit. Therefore, it is necessary to give preference to other dairy products.

Is it possible to eat butter to nursing mother? Yes, you can eat butter during pregnancy. There is no harm in this. But make sure that you avoid overeating.

Oil in general is not the best choice during breastfeeding because of its high fat content, but sometimes its use is possible. In this case, choose an organic oil that does not contain hormones or additives, where possible. The oil contains vitamin A, which is an important nutrient for the proper development of the child. It also contains short and medium chain fatty acids that help maintain cholesterol levels in the mother. Saturated fat, contained in the oil, helps in creating the muscles of the child. The oil is rich in vitamin E, which helps in the proper development of the fetal brain. Vitamins D, E and K present in the oil help absorb other minerals such as calcium, selenium, magnesium and iodine, which in turn provide energy.

But despite all the benefits, if you decide to use oil, do it moderately, as part of a balanced nutritional diet that includes at least two cups of fruit a day and in that case you can have five grams of butter.

Dairy products in the diet of the mother, when she feeds her baby, are very important. They are an abundance of protein, amino acids, calcium, minerals. Therefore, even if you do not like certain dairy products, you can eat cheese, yogurt, kefir, which is also very useful.

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