Bottle feeding

L’alimentation au biberonFor personal or medical reasons, you have decided not to breastfeed or to stop breastfeeding.

In the absence of stimulation, the amount of milk you produce will diminish. However, if lactation does not stop on its own, or if your breasts are sore, talk to the maternity team or your midwife.

What to eat before and during the dialysis

Snacks and dietetic food

A light meal is recommended before your dialysis. At the beginning of the session you can have a snack, as previously prepared by the nutritionist.

You are allowed to bring your own snacks. Usually limited food (banana, grapes, chocolate, etc.) may be ingested during the first hour of your treatment. However, eating during dialysis increases the risk of hypotension, especially in elderly and diabetic patients.

Be careful and get advice from the nurse.


Maintaining good nutritional health improves your tolerance of cancer treatments as well as your quality of life. Taking charge of your nutrition is part and parcel of your cancer care.

While chemotherapy may alter your sense of taste and lessen your enjoyment of your food, it is at this time that your body has a particular need of energy and of protein to keep your weight steady, preserve your muscles and fight infection. So indulge your fancies and eat what you like.

However, you should keep to the most varied diet you can, to provide you with

Avec son témoignage, Christian G., cuisinier aux HUG, nous rappelle que l’alimentation est essentielle pour un bon rétablissement. Il donne donc naturellement le meilleur de lui-même pour le plus grand plaisir des patients.

Diététicien aux HUG, Olivier F. est un passionné qui noue des relations fortes avec ses patients pour connaître leur rapport à la nourriture. Essentielle, l’alimentation est un facteur d’équilibre qui nous concerne tous, quelle que soit notre vie.