Nutrition tips for nursing moms

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Dietitian Rachel Richins shared some simple ways moms can help themselves and their babies with nutrition while breastfeeding.

  • Realize that some breastfeeding mom's can eat the whole fridge and lose pregnancy weight while nursing, and others may maintain the last few pounds or gain/maintain while nursing due to different hormones.
  • Intuitive eating is key, however as an exhausted new mom the desire for sleep over rules desire to eat, so have healthy snacksĀ on hand.
  • It's important to help baby learn to latch properly as this solves most milk supply issues.
  • Go to www.supertracker.usda.gov to create a profile for specific activity, menus and food plans for an individual, family, or group.
  • For additional apps to help you track your goals contact Eatright.org to contact a Registered Dietitian who can work with you.
  • La Leche League of Utah www.lllutah.org (801) 582-9905