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Breastfeeding + pumping moms need these lunch staples in their diet

That dreaded last week before you return to work as your maternity break winds down offers enough jitters to manage. Amongst the various thoughts that may enter through your mind—the focus on breastfeeding and pumping and how you're going to manage it all is almost always at the top of the list.

Aside from stressing less and keeping calm, one of the best ways to ensure that your supply stays plentiful is by incorporating a good meal plan. Adequate nutrition intake and optimal nutrition choices do have a positive impact on breast milk supply.

Because returning to work requires a lot of planning, we've put together a list of lunch staples so you can stay nourished and keep your breastfeeding/nursing routine going the way YOU want.

1. Iron rich foods

With busy days, you'll need your energy. Iron rich foods are not only a nutritious option for moms—to provide you with the mojo to conquer the day—but also for your little ones as you continue to nurse. Consider a spinach or kale salad, soup or stew with legumes, or even a lean ground beef burger.

2. Hydration

Staying hydrated throughout the day is essential to keep you feeling stable and focused. Adequate water supply is important to...

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