When you are a nursing mom, your caloric intake actually increases in order to support milk production. This can be hard to wrap your head around, especially when you might be wanting to shed some of the baby weight, but it's important not to deprive you and your baby of necessary food energy during breastfeeding. Remember that you can even watch what you eat and lose weight while still eating the necessary calories. The recommended daily calorie intake for nursing women is about 330 calories (or roughly 1/4) more than what they consumed before pregnancy. Consult a doctor before you start a particular diet and ask for help if you need advice.
Here are some tips to help you and your baby receive the best nutrition during breastfeeding;
Recipes and Snack Ideas for Nursing Moms;
Try making a snack that helps aid in milk production. We love this lactation cookie recipe.