10 May Breastfeeding and fasting
Breastfeeding & Fasting
Breastfeeding provides many health benefits for mother and baby! The increased metabolic demands of producing breastmilk generally helps women lose their pregnancy weight faster. Additionally, a meta-analysis of 7 studies found that breastfeeding may decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly 40% compared to formula-feeding Additionally, breastfeeding results in a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and ovarian cancer.1
Increased Caloric Requirements While Breastfeeding
Recommendations from a Dietitian:
May Allah SWT fill this Ramadan with Barakah for you and guide you towards the right decision, ameen!
- Dieterich, C. M., Felice, J. P., O’Sullivan, E., & Rasmussen, K. M. (2013). Breastfeeding and health outcomes for the mother-infant dyad. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 60(1), 31.