What foods aren't good to eat while breast feeding?

Barb - posted on 03/17/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I didn't breast feed long with my daughter I was going through an extremly bad time in my life not my daughter just other things at that point was very stressed and infected constantly and was alway on creams and stuff to make infections go away so had to go to bottle feeding with fromula and didn't want do, but started bleeding when I was pumping.I am not sure what I can and can't eat. I am not due till September and my prenantal class no one breast feed, but me so we didn't learn much about it. Anyways what foods would not be good to eat while breast feeding?

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Stifler's - posted on 03/18/2012

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I think if you have some cheese here and there and milk in your tea dairy wont be a problem. If you're having milkshakes and stuff a lot it might be. Dairy isn't really a necessary food group there are plenty of other calcium sources if your baby reacts to dairy.

Stifler's - posted on 03/18/2012

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I've heard cauliflower gives the baby wind (according to my mum who breastfed 4 of us for a year each). And chocolate gives them the runs.

Faye - posted on 03/17/2012

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My babies did not like onions in my breastmilk. And I love onions! That was a big adjustment for me to make.

Amy - posted on 03/17/2012

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I usually drink two large iced coffees a day from dunkin. So instead I only would order a medium but tried to avoid it around nap times, and would have my second cup at 3 in the afternoon early enough not to interfere with night time sleep. After the first 3 months I was back to drinking my large iced coffees.

Amy - posted on 03/17/2012

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I cut down on my coffee intake the first couple of months. I didn't give it up just cut down on the amount I was drinking, I tried to avoid it near nap times although most research I found says it doesn't have an impact I found it made my kids irritable during the newborn phase. Some foods can cause your baby to be gassy but neither of my kids had that problem so I didn't give much else up.

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Barb - posted on 03/18/2012

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This should be interesting to see what each food does to the baby. I think I will stay away from chocolate I read it can also get them wound up and cranky too. I love onions this will be hard I have them on everything pretty much now. I also read something about diary how you shouldn't have too much or cut down on it? Has anyone heard that? Cause then I would be lacking a nessiary food group and vitamins. I am a little confused on that and love diary.

Barb - posted on 03/17/2012

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Amy how much coffee did you cut down to for baby? I did read in website Michelle sent me it said it make it hard for them to sleep and be fussy. I can go on 2 cups right now sometimes one, but I think when baby comes I may need the 2nd and 3rd. I will have 2 kids.

Barb - posted on 03/17/2012

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My friend had also told my her daughter was so plugged up from cheese so that kind go me thinking what can I eat! Thanks so Michelle that was very nice of you!

Michelle - posted on 03/17/2012

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Just a quick google search came up with heaps of sites. I never really steered clear of things but I did limit my intake of caffeine (coffee, chocolate etc). I have also heard that some babies react to tomato's and acidic foods.



Here's one of the sites that came up when I did a search.



http://www.babyzone.com/baby/breastfeedi...

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