Beautiful Kate Middleton’s due date is near and already opinions are scurrying whether if, how and where she will breastfeed the someday, future monarch.
Breastfeeding is a natural choice for most. Breast milk holds many healthy benefits, much more than alternative infant formula. Breast milk holds plenty of potent beneficial bacteria that improves the immunity of child development. The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life. Breastfeeding also can trigger a recurrence of morning sickness, according to the KellyMom website, a condition Kate suffered with early in her pregnancy. Optimal nutrition is crucial to keep morning sickness at bay. The last thing Kate needs to deal with is dealing with a newborn while challenged with nausea.
The Dukan diet
Before the Royal Wedding, Kate discovered the Dukan diet, a food plan by French Dr. Pierre Dukan, concentrated in lean proteins and plenty of liquids that helped Kate reduce her dress size from 12 to 6. The so-called fad diet has been praised by many celebs for its speedy weight loss ability, although critics caution the use of too much protein could cut out crucial nutrients and vitamins. Will Kate slim down once again with her ‘old stand-by’ diet after the baby is born?
Healthy fats vs. healthy proteins
Current health advocates claim that a high ‘healthy fat’ diet may beat out a ‘high protein’ food plan when it comes to breastfeeding. While lean protein aids in cell repair, muscle development and strong immunity, healthy fats like fish oils, flax seed and avocados are essential for healthy living and also cell integrity.
Kate’s diet already consists of plenty of quality protein such as lean turkey, fish and nonfat dairy. She is known to consume plenty of water, important when consuming a high percentage of protein. Kate also snacks on nuts and seeds, another potent source of protein. If breastfeeding, the gorgeous Duchess of Cambridge will want to increase her calories, according to website, pregnancy.org. It is possible to lose up to 5 pounds per month during breastfeeding. Anywhere from 50-110 grams of protein is beneficial. Vegetable protein sources must be taken into consideration such as legumes, non-fat dairy, eggs and nuts. Studies conducted at Baylor University reveal that a high protein diet can help a new mother lose fat while not reducing muscle mass, according to the website, ‘Parent Watch.’
If breastfeeding, it is crucial for Kate to consume a well balanced diet including plenty of fruits and vegetables. Whole grains, or complex carbohydrates are a rich source of vitamin B’s. Minerals such as calcium and magnesium are definitely needed for new mothers. Yogurt not only contains protein but also holds plenty of calcium and is considered a probiotic, adding beneficial bacteria to the gut to reduce stomach upsets.
Kate’s exercise regime
Kate should continue her regular exercise regime which includes yoga, walking and swimming. With all that the Duchess of Cambridge is doing, she will be in fine shape for motherhood.