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    Default Meal ideas for very new breastfeeding mum

    Hello there, I wasn't sure where else to post this...

    I'm looking for some inspiration from the ladies who have been at this point. My best friend has just had her first baby, and I'm wanting to take her some meals to help out, starting this week.

    I was hoping for some suggestions on nice healthy and substantial dinners for her. I work full time, and I'm pregnant myself (in last trimester so starting to feel slightly exhausted) so for the week it would have to be something really quick and easy, possibly a slow cooker meal (gotta love the slow cooker!).

    Any ideas?? So far I have thought about macaroni cheese with chicken and vegetables through it - I'm assuming dairy products would be a good idea for calcium??

    Anyway, open to any suggestions!

    thanks!

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    Default Meal ideas for very new breastfeeding mum

    Spaghetti bolognese
    Lasagne
    Beef and veggie casserole (in the slow cooker) or chicken
    Veggie soup


    What a lovely idea! I'd love to have a thoughtful friend like you!!!!

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    What a great idea! Just wanted to say what ever you decide to make just make sure its not too garlicky or spicy as it could upset bubs tummy. Pasta bakes and casseroles would be good.

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    Default Meal ideas for very new breastfeeding mum

    Things that can be eaten with one hand! Pasta dishes with small pasta like macaroni, penne, spirals etc. Fried rice with heaps of veggies. Zucchini and carrot muffins etc, things that don't need to be heated up. Bananas. Anything that needs two hands to eat for me was just impossible in the first month or so!

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    Things she can eat with a fork one handed so things like macaroni and pasta bakes would be perfect. Curries (maybe mild ones), casseroles, etc. My mum just brought me round a giant frittatta with carrot, pumpkin, potatoes, broccoli and zucchini. We had half for dinner last night and I've portioned up the rest to freeze for lunches.


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    great idea, although i'd google foods to avoid when breastfeeding and also lactogenic foods and see if you can find some appropriate meal choices.

    Some foods like cabbage, peas, beans can make bub windy and keep bub and mum up all night

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    Thanks for all your ideas! I'm going to start with Macaroni and cheese (with some chicken and veges mixed in) then see where it takes me down the track.

    It gets so confusing! Some foods can be recommended in one book/website then other places tell you to definately not use for lactating mums!!!

    thanks again

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    Pasta bakes are good. Also avoid onion that is also another veggie that give bubs really bad wind.

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    Default Meal ideas for very new breastfeeding mum

    You are such a nice friend! I hope I have someone do that for me when I give birth.

    Look in the aisle that has all the packets of meal bases at woolies or Coles or whatever. A fair few companies now have slow cooker specific things. My DH loves stroganoff slow cooked. There's also curries (mild), stews, casseroles, and other really nice ones, which would be a good option for you if you're getting exhausted. Pasta bakes are usually quick and easy. I guess stir-fry's would be good too if everything was cut up small enough to be able to eat one handed. Butter chicken with rice. There's a fair few options out there. Just think quick and easy for you to cook, and quick and easy for her to eat.

    good luck in your cooking mission!

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    Default Meal ideas for very new breastfeeding mum

    Risotto, shepherds pie, tuna mornay,


 

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