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How Much Does Diet Matter When You’re Breastfeeding?

There are many diet demands placed on nursing mothers. Here’s what the evidence says.

SSay you’ve lived through the nine months — really 10 — of pregnancy food restrictions. The baby is finally here. And, lucky you, breastfeeding seems to be working. Now you’re dying for a rare steak and a glass of pinot noir.

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Emily Oster

Emily Oster

Professor of Economics, Brown University. Author: Expecting Better and CRIBSHEET (April 2019). Goal: creating a world of more relaxed pregnant women and parents