Breastfeeding Pine Nuts
Pine nuts kernels contain a significant amount of nutrients. They are very nutritious, they contain more than 50% fat and about 20% protein. It is these products that young mothers need to replenish strength and energy after childbirth. How to eat nuts to lactating women and when possible, read on.
Is it possible to eat pine nuts for a nursing mother
Being a storehouse of vitamins and minerals, as well as a number of other nutrients, pine nuts become an indispensable product in the diet of women who breastfeed. But you need to consider some nuances.
Is it possible to start eating nuts in the first month
Any nut, cedar is no exception, is considered a strong allergen.. In the first weeks of life, the body of the newborn is still very weak and did not have time to adapt to the environment. Because of this, young mothers on HB are recommended to follow a strict diet. Concerning introduction of pine nuts into the diet in the first month of feeding is not possible.
Some sources claim that if the baby is absolutely healthy and has no allergy sufferers or people predisposed to allergic manifestations, then a mother can eat a couple of kernels a day.
Did you know? Pinocchio — the character of children's fairy tales, known to us as Pinocchio, was cut from a pine-tree log (cedar pine, Pinus). With her cones, he defended himself from Karabas-Barabas.
Here you need to consider that allergy may occur in the baby after a couple of hours or within the next two days. Moreover, this may not be a banal rash, itching and redness, but intestinal colic, bloating. Possible causeless moodiness.
Rules of use and dosage
Regarding the month of feeding, a young mother can diversify her diet with pine nuts, opinions differ in different sources. Some say that if there are no health problems and a hereditary allergy in the baby, then the mother can eat nuts from the first month. In others, it is recommended to introduce it into the diet no earlier than the second, or even the third month, like all other products not included in the diet.
In any case, you need to start with a small portion. First, eat 3-5 kernels and observe the condition of the newborn for two days. In this case, you do not need to use other new products so that the reaction picture is not smeared. If there is no problem, then gradually you can increase the number of nuts in the diet. The maximum allowable dose is 30 g per day.
Important! It is necessary to consult a doctor to understand at what point you can eat pine nuts, as each case is purely individual.
The benefits of consumption
- The benefits of nuts are noticeable for both women and infants:
- Butter improves the condition of the skin, hair, reduces the likelihood of stretch marks, making the skin more elastic. It also improves lactation and increases the fat content of milk.
- Vitamin A responsible for the formation of tissues, teeth, bones.
- Vitamin B1 promotes the processing and absorption of proteins and carbohydrates.
- Riboflavin provides the body with energy, improves eyesight. It is necessary for normal growth and development.
- A nicotinic acid improves blood circulation, metabolism in nerve cells.
- Vitamin E stimulates the production of prolactin, responsible for the production of milk.
Possessing a wound healing effect, pine nuts, being present on the menu of a young mother, help her get rid of the discomfort in her chest associated with the appearance of cracks on her nipples. The product also increases the endurance of the female body, prevents the development of anemia, helps the body recover faster after stress.
Due to the use of nuts by a woman in a nursing baby:
- immunity is strengthened;
- digestive processes are being established;
- brain activity is stimulated;
- pass inflammatory processes.
Important! In order for the pine nuts to benefit the mother and her child, they should be stored in tight sealed packaging away from light sources. Their freezing is permissible, but not longer than for 6 months.
As mentioned earlier, nuts - strong allergens. If you have not eaten them before, then for the period of breastfeeding it is also better to refrain from them, replacing them with a familiar product with a similar composition of nutrients.
If the recommended dose of nuclei is exceeded, a woman may begin to feel dizzy, nausea, vomiting, and a rash will appear. Similarly, the body can respond to a poor-quality product.
Cedar kernels change the taste of milk and fat content, which may not please the baby. If after eating nuts the child does not want to take breasts, refuse this delicacy. You do not need to try to force-feed him at this moment, it is better to express the milk as much as possible and wait until it is collected again.
Did you know? 25 years after planting, cedar pine is able to bear fruit. It takes 7 years to mature the cones.
Cedar kernels are a source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids. They have a high nutritional value, which is why it is enough to eat a small amount of the product and feel full, as well as replenish the balance of the elements. With regular use, a young mother will quickly recover after childbirth, and the baby will grow healthy and strong.