Diet and breastfeeding- what foods do you avoid?

Jenny - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




I was just wondering what foods you avoid eating because they lead to gas or other sensitivities. I've read articles that said everything can be potentially sensitive to articles that said what you eat doesn't influence your milk at all. What have you guys found?

Also, how long after you eat something will it be in your milk? (If my baby is really gassy and fussy in the evening, is it something I might have had for dinner? Lunch?)


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You don't need to avoid anything unless you see a reaction in your baby. This link is helpful:

I found that in the first few months my daughter was fussy after I ate onions. So I stopped eating them for a while and when I tried again a few months down the road she was fine. I wouldn't stress too much about your diet.


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Heidi - posted on 02/02/2011




I avoid milk products, egg, peanuts and codfish...these are the things I know she is allergic to. I have eaten cheese before on this diet.

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Broccoli and tomatoes in my diet really made him fussy the first few months, but by 4 mos. I was able to eat just about anything again and he was fine.

Leigh - posted on 03/08/2010




My guy started getting really fussy and gassy at about 3 weeks old. I thought he was getting colicky. When I read about colic, it said to cut out dairy. His problems disappeared. I haven't eaten dairy in 3 months. Dairy and my little guy don't go well together. For me, he gets fussy about 12-18 hours after I eat something that bothers him.

Caitlin - posted on 03/07/2010




Whenever I had caffeine it woudl affect my daughter, so if I ate chocolate, had tea or cola, she'd be more fussy than usual, so I cut it out for the most part. Occasionally I'd have a tea with breakfast, and I knew why my daughter would be fussy in the afternoon, Which helped.

Ashley - posted on 03/06/2010




I don't avoid anything in my diet. I eat a wide variety of foods and have never had any problems with gassiness in my babies. They also eat a little bit of everything now and aren't afraid to try new foods.

Cynthia - posted on 03/04/2010




Broccoli & Chocolate would give my lil problems when he was under 4 months old

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