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Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Breastfeeding mothers do not need to follow a special diet.


Limit caffeine to no more that 300mg per day

  • Caffeine can be found in many foods, drugs and beverages.
  • Caffeine can pass through breastmilk to your infant/child.
  • Too much caffeine can cause changes in your infant/child’s behavior e.g., wide-eyed, active, have difficulty sleeping, or be more fussy than usual.
  • For sources of caffeine click here.

Physical activity doesn't affect the amount or quality of breast milk you make and won't affect the growth of your baby.

  • Physical activity is healthy after giving birth as long as you don’t overdo it.
  • There are lots of family friendly activities available for you and your infant/child.

For more information on healthy eating, physical activity, breastfeeding and services in Simcoe Muskoka, please contact your health care provider or contact Health Connection by calling 1-705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by email or connect with us wherever you are on Facebook or Twitter.

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