Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
197 Doctors are Online

Nursing mother. Feeling weak and tired. What diet should be taken?

Feb 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 3176 Questions
Hi Doctor,

My Wife 'XXXXXXX' is brest feeding our 1.5 years old kid and she has lost a lot of weight.
Though she does not have any other problems, She does not feel energitic. She often feels tired.

Are there any food suppliments that she has to take ? What do you advice ?

Posted Thu, 4 Apr 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 25 minutes later

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

During breastfeeding the mother requires approximately an extra of 500 kilo calories in addition to the routine daily calorie requirement.

As mother she needs extra kilo calories of energy to cope up with breastfeeding, to take care of the activities of the child, and to maintain her own activities and health.

Therefore she has to consume a diet of two persons in a rough estimate.

I advise you to give the balanced and nutritious diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, XXXXXXX leafy vegetables, eggs, fish, meat (if non-vegetarian) in addition to her regular diet on a daily or routine basis.

There are food supplements available to XXXXXXX the nutritional requirements of the breastfeeding mothers like Mama's Best (Abbott).

She can take these commercially available food supplements in addition to the advised balanced and nutritious diet to gain the lost weight and to maintain a good health.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor