Understanding Breastfeeding Diet
Some women decide to go on a very strict breastfeeding diet while others continue eating their favorite foods without any noticeable consequences to their baby’s behavior. Each infant is different and if you notice that your baby is crying after feedings, you might want to adjust your diet and see if anything you eat is causing your baby’s upset stomach. Some common allergens include dairy, peanuts, wheat, and others, while such foods as peas, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage are famous for creating a lot of gas that can cause your baby’s stomach to hurt.
Here you will find a list of healthy savory meals that will provide vitamins and nutrition for you as you breastfeed your baby. If you know of any foods your baby is specifically allergic to, then omit them from the recipes!
1. Borsch (Dairy and Gluten Free)
This traditional Ukrainian soup is packed with vitamins and nutrition and has its own unrepeatable mix of sour, sweet, and umami flavors. I am using beef in this recipe, but you can substitute the meat for any other type or make it vegetarian and use vegetable stock.
Instead of having an unhealthy snacky breakfast you can make a quick bowl of delicious oatmeal that is ready in 10 minutes. Make it your own by adding the toppings of your choice! Make it dairy free by using coconut or rice milk.
3. Homemade Peanut Butter
Some babies are allergic to peanuts while others don’t show any signs of intolerance. If your baby doesn’t show signs of upset stomach from you eating peanuts, then you can add this delicious source of protein to your daily meals. This recipe comes together in 5 minutes and saves you money and time.
4. 3 Ingredient Sourdough Banana Pancakes
If you are a fan of sourdough and you have your own starter sitting around on the counter, then this recipe is for you. Great way to use up sourdough discard and create a delicious breakfast in 20 minutes.
5. Coconut Pumpkin Soup
You can use a squash or a pumpkin for this recipe. Coconut milk makes this dish dairy free and adds a wonderful flavor to he soup. If your baby is allergic to garlic, then leave it out! be careful with black pepper as it also may cause stomach issues with some babies.
6. Fresh Tomato Basil Soup
This tomato soup is made with fresh tomatoes and fresh basil which makes it packed with vitamins and nutrients that are great for you and your baby.
7. Easy Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot
As you breastfeed it is better to avoid highly processed meats. This pulled pork recipe will become your go to for any meal – a sandwich, mashed potatoes, rice bowl, or a soup.
8. Delicious Salmon Curry
Salmon is very good for you and is especially good while breastfeeding. Some spices might be upsetting to a baby’s developing stomach, so be careful as you make very flavorful dishes!
9. Sweet Potato Cream Soup
Sweet potato is considered safe for you even if your baby has an upset stomach. This recipe calls for coconut milk which makes it dairy free!
10. Roasted Butternut Squash Indian Style
Butternut squash is considered a safe food even for babies with upset stomach. Be careful with the spices if you notice that your infant gets fussy after you eat spicy foods! Caramelized onions make this meal full of umami flavor and the sweetness the caramelization process brings.
Have you made any of these recipes? I would love to see! Tag me @natashashome_ on Instagram and I will share your creations in my stories. If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section below!