Many mothers leave certain foods during the lactation period for fear of cramps and diarrhea in the baby. This is unfortunate and often unnecessary. Babies can generally tolerate their mother’s diet as they were doing during pregnancy. Moreover, denial of all kinds of products can lead to a shorter duration of the breastfeeding period, because many mothers find strict rules of life concerning their diet challenging to maintain. The general advice is – breastfeeding mothers can eat everything they are used to. Common sense and a varied menu are the main guidelines here.
The soup consists mainly of water and vegetables and therefore deserves a permanent place in the food triangle. A portion of soup (250 ml) is in itself good for one-sixth of your daily amount of liquid and for almost two servings of vegetables (150 g). Soup is also a tasty and healthy alternative for those who don’t like to drink coffee or tea but want to enjoy a hot drink, and it is perfect for breastfeeding mothers. You do not want to consume too much caffeine in case your child falls ill. Vegetables contain negligible calories but are full of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of the cells and growth in an infant’s body.
Ingredients for Mixed Vegetable Soup
50 grams of butter
1 chopped onion
1 clove of garlic
2 carrots in slices
1 tablespoon grated ginger root
2 finely chopped celery stems
1 small zucchini in cubes
1 tablespoon curry paste
1 tablespoon flour
1 1/4 liter chicken broth
Salt and pepper
50 grams of yogurt
2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
Method for Mixed Vegetable Soup
In the butter, gently fry the onion, pressed garlic, carrot, and ginger for 5 minutes. Fry the celery and zucchini for 5 minutes. Stir in the curry paste and flour and fry for 3 minutes. Pour in the stock and let everything boil for 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
Puree the soup and bring it back to the boil.
Season the soup with salt and pepper.
Serve the soup on a plate with a blob of yogurt and sprinkle coriander on top.
Serve with warm phulka roti or brown bread.
A mother who is breastfeeding does not have to leave any food or take extra to make good quality milk.When she feeds her baby, her milk production will be maintained. Breast milk contains all the nutrients a baby needs for the first six months, regardless of the diet the mother eats. However, a mother who eats well will feel good and will be sick less often.