When it comes to breastfeeding, your baby nutritional needs largely comes from what it gets from the breast milk.
This is the reason why what you eat does matters, good nutrition will help increase your milk supply, give you more energy and help you take off the baby weight.
In fact, some foods are better than others. I’m going to give you a tip of the iceberg of one super food for lactating- Dates! Yes, Date popularly known as ‘Dabino’ a brownish sweet nut commonly sold by northern traders.
There is more to dates than its sweetness, dates can increase prolactin, which is the hormone that tells your body to produce milk. Dates are calcium-rich, high in fibre and naturally sweet. It is one of the 10 essential amino acids that the body uses to create the proteins it needs.
Dates are nutritious. It is a good source of nutrition for both nursing moms and child. Vitamins and minerals that are particular concerns for nursing mothers include folate, vitamin and B6 protein, iodine.
It is an excellent source of iron and potassium
Dates is an excellent source of iron- about 11% RDI in 100g. It is also a rich source of potassium. Potassium help to regulate the heart rate and blood pressure.
This superfood helps to clear constipation, aid bone health and strength, settle intestinal disorder, anaemia, allergies, diarrhoea, night blindness and sexual health.
Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, sucrose, and fructose. The high energy present in them attributed to high sugar content. But this sugar helps to boost your child’s energy level.
Fluorine are found in dates which is an important chemical element that fights tooth decay by shrugging off plaque and also strengthening tooth enamel for you and your baby.
Do you like dates?