Vegetables to Support Lactation

Breast milk is the ideal source of nourishment for an infant and has benefits for the mother as well. It is important to realize that breastfeeding requires that the mother is well nourished so that she can pass those nutrients on to her child.  The USDA recommends breastfeeding mothers consume at least 3 cups of vegetables daily. Nutrient requirements are even higher for lactating women than they are for pregnant women (except for iron and folate which is recommended in lower amounts than during pregnancy and calcium recommendations stay the same). Focus on foods that are good sources of B vitamins (especially B1, B2, B6 and B12), Vitamin C, A, D, E and K, iodine, and selenium.

 We've curated a collection of vegetables to support lactation.

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