Our expert says:
Congratulations on the birth of your baby. If you are breastfeeding your baby and are not eating a balanced diet, then it may help to take a complete vitamin and mineral supplement such as Centrum or Supradyn Forte to boost your current immunity for 2-3 weeks, but not longer because excessive intakes of certain vitamins can also be harmful. Taking omega-3 fatty acids in the form of Salmon oil capsules is also essential, not only to boost your immunity, but to ensure that your baby's brain and nervous system develop optimally. Make sure that you have at least 3 servings of milk or dairy products (yoghurt, cottage cheese, other cheeses) a day to provide you and baby with the 1,500 mg of calcium you require during breastfeeding. You can also drink a glass of fresh orange juice every day or eat strawberries, guavas, papaya, citrus fruit, etc, to increase your vitamin C intake.
I hope you will start feeling much better now.
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