After the birth of a baby, every woman is advised to follow a specific diet. Many mothers doubt whether cauliflower should be included in their diet when breastfeeding, as they are afraid of increased gas production and an allergic rash.
You can breastfeed cauliflower
Despite the fears of young mothers, the product belongs to hypoallergenic vegetables that are easily established by the body. It is important to eat cabbage not only after childbirth, but also while carrying a baby. This is due to its properties: the beneficial substances contained in it strengthen the defense mechanisms in the body, allowing you to reduce the risk of free radicals formation.
Cauliflower for a nursing mother should be introduced into the diet gradually: in the first month after birth, it is recommended to refrain from eating the vegetable. In the second month of life, a healthy product is introduced gradually, adding to soups or broths.
The benefits of cauliflower for HB
The vegetable belongs to the cruciferous family, is rich in vitamins B, A, PP. It contains large amounts of vitamin C, K. Scientists have also identified such useful substances as calcium, iron, antioxidants, potassium and fiber.
When 100 g of the product is consumed, substances enter the body in the following percentage ratio:
- fiber - 10.5%;
- vitamin C - 77%;
- potassium - 13.3%;
- phosphorus - 6.4%;
- riboflavin - 5.6%;
- magnesium - 4.3%;
- calcium - 3.6%;
- vitamin K - 13.3%;
- iron - 7.8%;
- pantothenic acid - 18%;
- choline - 9%;
- vitamin B6 - 8%;
- protein (daily dose) - 3.3%.
Cauliflower while breastfeeding is one of the ways to keep your figure in shape: energy value per 100 g, no more than 30 kcal
Cauliflower is not recommended for HS in the first month after birth, so that the child's body gradually adapts to the new type of diet. With the slow introduction of a vegetable into the diet, the following result can be observed: attention and memory improve, mother feels more vigorous. This is due to the content of tryptophan in it, which has a beneficial effect on the production of melatonin and serotonin.
The general benefits of the product for breastfeeding for the mother:
- reducing the risk of cancer, heart and vascular pathologies;
- improving the functions of the nervous system;
- prevention of osteoporosis;
- regulation of blood glucose;
- restoration of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines;
- lowering cholesterol levels;
- maintaining the immune system.
An excellent property of cauliflower is not only hypoallergenicity, but also the ability to replenish the deficiency of the most important nutrients in the mother's body, which allows you to shorten the recovery period.
Contraindications to cauliflower when breastfeeding
And although the representative of the Cruciferous family does not belong to the products prohibited for breastfeeding, it is not always advisable to use it. Cabbage should not be included in the diet if it provokes an allergic rash in the mother or child.
It is forbidden to use the product even if the baby has signs of individual intolerance: diarrhea or constipation, rash
Important! In case of a strong allergic reaction, it is recommended to reintroduce the vegetable into the diet no earlier than after 6 months.
How to cook cauliflower while breastfeeding
The variety of recipes allows you to prepare the vegetable with different methods during breastfeeding. The simplest of these is boiling.
- cauliflower - 200 g;
- flour - 15 g;
- butter - 15 g;
- milk - 150 ml.
Rinse the cauliflower, divide into inflorescences, put in a saucepan and cover with water, add salt to taste. Cook until soft. Melt butter as a sauce, add flour and milk, stir and simmer until thickened.
Cauliflower with cheese is in demand among nursing mothers.
- cauliflower - 300 g;
- milk - 100 ml;
- chicken egg - 2 pcs.;
- water - 500 ml;
- cheese - 40 g;
- salt, spices.
To prepare cauliflower for breastfeeding, it is necessary to rinse the vegetable, divide into inflorescences. Salt water, bring to a boil. Put the cauliflower into a saucepan, cook for 15-20 minutes. When ready, transfer it to a colander, leave for 5 minutes.
Combine eggs, milk and spices, grate cheese. Put the cabbage into a mold, pour the mixture on top and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes at 200 ° C.
You can serve the dish 10-15 minutes after cooking, decorating the portion with herbs if desired or adding sour cream
It will help the nursing mother save time and prepare a delicious dish of cauliflower soup.
- cauliflower - 400 g;
- onion - 1 pc.;
- tomato - 180;
- nutmeg - 2 g;
- salt pepper;
- water - 2 l.
The cooking process is simple: wash, peel, and cut onions, carrots and cauliflower. Boil water, then put all prepared ingredients there, cook for 10 minutes.
While the mass is boiling, pour boiling water over the tomatoes to make it easier to peel off, then cut them into slices, add to the rest of the vegetables.
After the time has elapsed, pour out half of the water from the pan, add salt and pepper, nutmeg to the remaining contents.
Grind the finished mass with a blender, then boil again for 5-7 minutes.
In order for the cream soup to acquire a delicate taste, it is recommended to add cream to it, and use basil as decoration
For a change, you can make a vegetable stew while breastfeeding.
- potatoes - 1 pc.;
- pepper - 1 pc.;
- cauliflower - 200 g;
- zucchini - 200-300 g;
- greens, salt.
Peel and chop all vegetables in any shape, disassemble the cauliflower into inflorescences.
Pour some water into a saucepan on the bottom, boil, then pour pepper there, add potatoes after 2 minutes, and after another 5 minutes zucchini and cabbage. Cover the resulting mixture and leave on the stove for 10 minutes, until all ingredients are soft.
Before serving, salt the dish, garnish with herbs
If doctors, while breastfeeding, prescribed a strict diet, but were allowed to use cauliflower, then the vegetable can be steamed, lightly salted immediately after readiness.
When breastfeeding, cauliflower, like any vegetable, must be thoroughly washed before use. It is recommended to choose elastic inflorescences of a uniform color for food.
Important! If it is impossible to eat a vegetable completely immediately, it is allowed to freeze it.
It is required to introduce the product into the mom's menu gradually: first 100 g, then you can increase the amount. If the baby shows signs of vegetable intolerance, its introduction should be postponed for 1-2 months, and then try again.
It is not recommended to freeze and then defrost the cauliflower several times, this not only reduces its taste, but also negatively affects the nutrients it contains.
Breastfeeding cauliflower is one of the few foods that contains not only a high percentage of nutrients, but also a minimal risk of allergic reactions. The good combination of the vegetable with other ingredients allows you to prepare various options for dishes.