a friends of mine is a mother to a one week old baby she doesn't have a very good appetite these days and wants to know if her eating less will affect her milk supply? should she force herself to eat ?? pls suggest

of corse it does... ask her to have frequent and healthy meal...

Breast milk is produced from fat reserves created during pregnancy. This is the primary source. If mom does not eat well or enough she will still produce milk. However it is important to remember that it will use her reserves and hence will cause nutritional deficiencies in the mother in the long run. She can aim for small but healthy meals. Most moms are able to have soups and fresh juices and butter milk as small snacks.

ask her to hv dry fruits, fruits and liquids

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