What do I need to eat if I’m breastfeeding?

A healthy diet is always important, but it’s even more important if you are breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding uses a lot of your energy and nutrients. So it is important that the food you eat provides enough fuel for you and your baby.

You will need more:

You will also need plenty of water to make sure you don’t get dehydrated. Make sure you have a glass that you can top up close by each time you feed your baby. Getting enough rest is also really important during breastfeeding.

See an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) to help you plan your breastfeeding eating plan.