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Breast Milk Basics

Breast Milk Basics

Breast milk will provide everything your baby needs, even if your diet isn’t perfect all the time. But that’s no excuse to make poor food choices. If you’re not eating the nutrients you need while breastfeeding, your body will draw on its reserves to make nutrient-rich breast milk. This could lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies for a new mom.

By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD. Nicole is a Washington, DC-based nutrition communications professional, writer, and yoga teacher. She blogs about holistic health at