safe foods for pregnant and breastfeeding Mother / गर्भवती और स्तनपान कराने वाली माँ के लिए कौनसे खाद्य पदार्थ सुरक्षित हैं


[Most] foods are safe to eat while pregnant and breastfeeding Mother

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Minimize intake of food and drinks with saccharin- Saccharin is known to cross theplacenta and may remain in fetal tissue
Aspartame, sucralose and acesulfame-k are probably safe

Limited consumption to 150 to 300 mg per day-. Moderate amounts are probably safe.
Calorie intake:-
Most pregnant women require an additional 300 to 400 Avg. calories per day
Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and soft cheeses (feta, brie, camembert, blue-
 veined cheeses, Mexican queso fresco)- Risk of toxoplasma and listeria contamination

Delicatessen foods:-
Avoid delicatessen foods, pate and meat spreads- Risk of listeria contamination
Avoid raw eggs (Caesar dressing, eggnog, and raw cookie dough)- Risk of salmonella
Fruits and vegetables:-
 Fruits and vegetables should be washed before eating- Risk of toxoplasma and listeria
Herbal teas:-
Avoid teas containing chamomile, licorice, peppermint or raspberry leaf-some
herbal teas have been associates with adverse outcomes, such as uterine contractions,
increased uterine blood flow and spontaneous abortion
Teas containing ginger, citrus peel, lemon balm and rose hips are probably safe in
Leftover foods:-
Thoroughly reheat before eating- risk of listeria contamination
Avoid undercooked meat; hot dogs and cold cuts should be heated until steaming
hot- Risk of toxoplasma and listeria contamination in undercooked meats
Liver and liver products should be eaten in moderation- Excessive consumption ofliver products could cause vitamin A toxicity
Avoid shark, swordfish, mackerel, tilefish and tuna steaks- Exposure to high levels of
mercury in certain fish can lead to neurologic abnormalities in pregnant women and infants
Limit intake of other fish (including canned tuna) to 12oz per week
Avoid refrigerated smoked seafood- Risk of listeria contamination in refrigerated
smoked seafood:-
Avoid raw fish and shellfish- Risk of exposure to parasites and norovirus in raw fish and
Eat farmed salmon in moderation- increased levels of organic pollutants have been:-
found in farmed salmon

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