Hot spicy Pepper's for Dinner! OH NO!

Jessica - posted on 05/28/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




Well My little guy is 15months old. He only nurses before bed and I admit to bringing him in my bed in the middle of night to nurse him back to sleep. (whole other issue for another time) Anyways I ate shrimp with very spicy peppers. I ate like 8 or 9 of em. They were so HOT that even though i was still hungry i had to ditch em. I love spicy and couldn't help it this time. So an hour later I'm nursing and my son stops and freaks out and starts crying and rubbing his face on me! I gave him water, he burped I wiped off his mouth and went back to putting him to bed. Could the peppers have caused that reaction? What do you Mama's think?


Tonya - posted on 05/29/2009




I believe so. About a month ago I did the same thing. I ordered my favorite dish at a new resturant and it was alot hotter than I am use to. My little girl refused to nurse me for 2 feedings. She was 7 months at the time.

Bekah - posted on 05/29/2009




It would seem that way yes..I know when my little one didn't like what i had to eat for dinner, HE LET ME KNOW ABOUT IT! haha Also, I know a couple times now when i'm cooking with "spicy" foods my 4 month old will start to rub his eyes and cry, like the spices in the air are bothering him...

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Guggie - posted on 05/29/2009




Hmm I don't know if the actual spicyness went through but I know from experience that babies can be affected by what you eat.

I had to cut onions out...DD hates the taste.

Charlotte - posted on 05/29/2009




Well I've read that breastmilk changes flavour based on what you eat, so I would say this is very likely what happened. It seems to make sense that what was too hot for you would also be too hot for baby. I guess you already weren't going to eat that again, so there's no need to tell you to avoid it. :P

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