@Ranjitha Dear Ranjitha, You can eat all that you want. You can eat other green vegetables, spinach, pumpkin and other types of dal. However, we advise you avoid very spicy food and oily food or food ordered from outside. Eat homemade food as it will ensure that the consistency of your breastmilk is not affected. Take care and do let us know if you have any other concern.
@Ranjitha Don't worry. Eat everythin. I agree, that you should not eat prcessed food or junk food, but it is the best time to eat what you feel like without thinking of gaining weight.
@Ranjitha When I asked my doctor what foods to eat, she had told me for information that -- whatever the mom eats gets into the breast milk and certain foods can change the flavor of the milk and certain foods can possibly cause tummy aches in the infant. For instance, if the food is spicy or gas causing, then the baby can feel it in the tummy. Since babies can't express themselves, they communicate with their cries, and we might not understand them sometimes. To avoid that and be safe, it is better to watch the diet to some extent.
@ParentCircle Counsellor Lot of useful information for new moms here. Just wanted to say that just like in hospitals around the around, where they offer breast feeding classes to new moms after birth, I think all hospitals should make such classes available. That will help the new moms and give them a lot of confidence.
@Anonymous Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are sure it will be of great help to other parents. Looking forward to more such insights from you!