Can I give my mother a melon in the first month?

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Last reviewed: 16.10.2018

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The diet of a nursing woman is a very important topic, since the newborn receives all the necessary nutrients from the mother's milk. Despite the fact that in the womb they had a common "menu", having found themselves in another habitat, the digestive and immune systems of the baby are under great stress. Immature intestines perceive not all foods that are desired for the mother, and as a result - rashes on the baby's skin, redness, flaking, relaxed stool, intestinal colic. Therefore, doctors insist that in the first month of the baby's life adhere to a diet, and then gradually introduce new products and monitor his reaction. Summer brings with it a lot of temptations in the form of various vegetables, fruits, berries - you want and the most full of vitamins and pass them to the child. A woman should give preference to little allergenic foods. And is there a place for melon during breastfeeding?

Benefits of melon

Melon is a contradictory product, because it can also bring harm along with the benefits. This melon culture is a real receptacle of useful elements: organic, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A, C, E, group B, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, phosphorus, manganese, copper, etc. In alternative medicine it is used , as a remedy for diseases of the stomach, liver, mental disorders, tuberculosis, rheumatism, as a diuretic and anthelmintic. All of its useful qualities are very useful for the growing body, especially ascorbic acid, folic acid. The first strengthens the immune system, protecting against colds, the second regulates the processes of hematopoiesis. Calcium, which is rich in melon, is necessary for the development of the osseous system, iodine and phosphorus for the brain. The presence in it of a high water content has a positive effect on water-salt metabolism and the functions of the gastrointestinal tract. A number of antioxidants in its composition: zeaxanthin, choline, beta-carotene - reduce the risk of many diseases. All these characteristics speak for the melon in the menu of the nursing mother. But it's not so simple with her. When overeating, and this is often due to its excellent taste, there are intestinal disorders, a severity in epigastrium. The body can be oversaturated with vitamins, and hypervitaminosis may manifest itself with various symptoms, depending on the overabundance of one or the other vitamin. In addition, melon is very allergenic. Maneuver between use and harm will help several rules:

  • Do not buy until August - the period of natural maturation, when all the useful elements are stored in it;
  • be able to choose - good quality is indicated by a pleasant pronounced aroma, a deaf sound when patting, no cracks and spots on the surface;
  • Do not eat on an empty stomach;
  • Do not combine with other products, especially those containing a lot of starch;
  • use in small portions and after breast-feeding observe the child. If there is no reaction, you can repeat.

A big plus for those mothers who will be able to painlessly diversify their table with this delicacy. It will add strength, vivacity, strengthen the body, help get rid of depression, because many women after childbirth suffer from decadence and a depressed mental state.

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