(PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Nursing moms need to eat, and they need to eat with baby in mind. Traces of food can sometimes get into breast milk, and this may affect a baby’s heath and behavior, said Parents.com. Avoiding certain foods and using the mombo™ nursing pillow can make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable for both mom and baby. Eating the right foods can maximize a nursing mom’s energy and help mom and baby get the nutrients they need.
Fish is one food breastfeeding women should avoid or eat in very small amounts. Types of seafood, including canned tuna and swordfish, are known to contain high levels of mercury. Mercury can potentially harm a baby’s neurologic development. Nursing moms should eat no more than two servings of fish a week, said Parents.com.
Nursing moms should also consider their family medical history of allergy. Avoiding known allergens during breastfeeding is recommended even if the nursing mom, herself, does not have an allergy. Some of the more common food allergy troublemakers are eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, corn, and milk. Citrus fruits, spicy peppers, broccoli, and garlic may cause irritation, discomfort or gas in babies. Caffeine in coffee, tea, and chocolate has the potential to affect a baby's mood and/or sleep.
Then there are smart, nutrient-rich foods that are believed to boost the energy and stamina of a breastfeeding mom. According to WebMB, nursing moms should seek out lean beef, legumes, blueberries, brown rice, oranges, eggs and leafy greens, among other foods.
For moms who want to breastfeed, the mombo™ breast feeding pillow, provides unique support for both the mother and the baby. The pillow’s Firm2Soft™ design features two sides. The firm side provides extra support for comfort while breastfeeding. The soft side of the pillow can be used for lounging, tummy time and as help for baby when she or he begins to sit up. Unlike any other nursing pillow on the market, mombo comes with a removable vibration unit.
About Comfort & Harmony™
The Comfort & Harmony brand is designed to exceed baby’s comfort needs while appealing to mom’s sense of style. Thoughtfully designed to create a supremely cozy environment for baby in sweet and heartwarming fashions that mom adores, the brand offers nursing pillows, swings, bouncers, shopping cart covers and rockers. Every Comfort & Harmony product incorporates nurturing features, such as ergonomic designs and plush fabrics that pamper mom and baby where it’s needed most.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Comfort & Harmony is one of the seven brands under Kids II, Inc., manufacturer, designer and marketer of toys and baby gear. Visit http://www.kidsii.com.
About Kids II, Inc.
Kids II has been inventing and reinventing baby and infant toys and gear for more than 40 years and has quickly become one of the world’s fastest growing baby product companies. Headquartered in Atlanta, Kids II spans globally with operations in six continents serving customers in more than 70 countries. Driven by innovation, design and a comprehensive brand portfolio, Kids II is the next generation leader of baby and infant products.
Kids II designs, markets and distributes more than 400 unique infant and baby products, selling more than 22.8 million items per year. On average, it launches 125 new products a year. Under its flagship brands, Kids II has produced more than 100 award-winning products.
The brand portfolio strength runs deep under the Kids II umbrella, which includes its signature brands Bright Starts™, Ingenuity™ and Comfort & Harmony™, as well as licenses to design and manufacture products for Disney Baby™, Baby Einstein™, Oball™ and Taggies™.
Kids II’s international affiliate operations are located in Australia, Canada, Europe, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and South Africa. Visit http://www.kidsii.com.