Pregnant women usually pay close attention to their diet, since every food, beverage, and drug they ingest may make its way to their baby. Fortunately, this is not exactly the case with breastmilk. Breastmilk is produced from the mammary glands in your breasts, not directly from the substances you ingest. So a less-than-ideal diet will probably not affect your breastfeeding child, but it may leave your body at nutritional risk.
Breastfeeding has all sorts of benefits for both mom and baby. Breast milk is very nutritious and contains most of the nutrients your baby needs for the first 6 months of life. This article explains everything you need to know about eating a healthy diet while breastfeeding. With the exception of vitamin D, breast milk contains everything a baby requires for proper development during the first six months of life 1.