Tips for Making Fasting Easier While Nursing

If you plan to fast while you are breastfeeding, then you need to follow some tips which will make fasting easier for you:

A Healthy Diet:

It’s very important to consume a good healthy diet, during suhoor and Iftaar. Adding nutrition packed foods in your diet in suhoor will not only act as an energy bank for you but will also provide enough nutrition to your growing baby.

Keep Your Body Hydrated:

It is very important to keep yourself well hydrated if you’re fasting. It is recommended that you consume ample amounts of liquids in suhoor, Iftaar and then again till suhoor. Breastfeeding can make you feel thirsty, its a good idea to add yogurt to your diet especially during suhoor.


It is important not to over exert yourself during fast. Exertion can lead to low energy levels. Therefore, it is important that you rest as much as can and keep your energy stored for your baby.

Finish Your Work Beforehand or Postpone Them:

It is advisable to postpone any unnecessary task to after Iftaar. Unnecessary exertion may drain you of your energy. It’s always a great idea to finish your chores after Iftaar rather than when you are fasting.

Keep a Tab on Your Baby’s Health:

Your fasting may not affect your baby’s health, but it’s always good to keep an eye on your baby. Always consult your paediatrician if you notice any weight loss, fewer wet diapers, change of your baby’s poop colour or any other health issues.

Usually fasting does not cause any complications for your baby or you while you are breastfeeding, but, if your baby is less than 6 months of age it is advisable to discuss with your doctor and your baby’s paediatrician about fasting.