In the first months of life, breast milk is the only source of essential nutrients that babies need for healthy growth. Therefore, it is important for mothers to maintain a healthy, balanced diet during breastfeeding. Include fresh fruits, vegetables, whole-grain products and fish in your diet (at least once a week) so that your baby gets vitamins, minerals, trace elements and essential fatty acids.
According to paediatricians, only vitamin D and fluoride should be given in addition to breast milk as a prophylactic measure. In cases of vitamin D deficiency, the integration of calcium into the bones is affected and this could cause future problems in life. In some places, where sunlight is very scarce, dermatologists advise against intense sun exposure during the summer. However, babies should receive daily vitamin D in their first year of life.