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Q:

can I eat potatoes?? My granny says that will effect baby. Yesterday was my final check up reg pregnancy. Doc said I am perfectly healthy and can eat whatever I want like chapati dal etc except spicy and deep fried till 6 months. But in my house they give Oly rice rasam for lunch and dinner. Pls suggest me what all veggies I can include in my diet ..



Rhituparna Mitra

All vegetables...and you must!

Hetal Sokhi

u should not eat rice as it lessens the milk n ur baby will not get enough milk , doctors will then suggest u for formula milk. ur best n healthy food for both mother n baby is chapati veggies like turai, methi, palak,dudhi  , tindi , brinjal.  u  should​ eat lots of ghee also.

Radha priya

is that so.... rice reduce milk production

aditi manja

You need to eat a healthy balanced diet meghana. Rice or chapati will not reduce milk. The doctors advice for a reason. I had rice for lunch and dinner and 2 eggs every single day from the first day of my delivery and I had a c section  Imagine the amount of damage you are doing to your body by depriving it of vital nutrients. It is the lack of information and fear that is the reason behind this. I can understand it is hard to deal with pressure from elders when it comes to pregnancy. Trust me I have had my share of it too. But you need to be firm about it. Your doctor has already told you what to have. Please follow it. Also dont load up on ghee just because elders say it is good for the baby. 1 spoon in every meal is more than sufficient. Have milk, dry fruits, sports, coconut water, fruits and vegetables. Keep yourself hydrated. Go for walks. We have to take care of ourselves now. Otherwise when we are older our health will take a toll. Take care :)

Sonali Shivlani

Potatoes are fine as long as they are not deep fried. Eat all vegetables and fruits as well as more thicker pulses to get adequate protein intake. You must also take curds and milk to get the calcium needs taken care of.

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