Foods to avoid during Breastfeeding

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, Unlike adults, babies cannot digest every complex food efficiently. When the mother consumes food, the food proteins travel from the mother's body to the baby through breast milk, thereby making it tedious for your baby to digest these food proteins. So the best thing you can do to help your baby avoids the foods given below to ease his/her digestion process.

  • Coffee

Coffee tops the list of foods to avoid for the sake of your baby. This is because coffee tops the levels of caffeine in it, which is harder for your baby to excrete. As a result of the accumulation of caffeine in its body, the baby can get cranky, restless and sleepless. Moreover, high amounts of caffeine intake can decrease the levels of iron in your breast milk, thereby lowering the levels of hemoglobin in your baby’s blood. So the best option is to cut down on those extra cups of coffee.

Chocolate has the same effect of coffee on your baby. Chocolate contains theobromine, which is a twin to caffeine in terms of its effect on your baby. So if you feel that your chocolate intake is affecting your baby’s moods and sleep patterns, cut down on your sweet time.

  • Citrus Fruits

You might think that citrus fruits are a rich source of vitamin C, and yes, they are. But too much of the acidic component in citruses are not going to do much good to your little one, as the acidic component would irritate their little stomachs, resulting in diaper rash, crankiness, throwing up, etc. So if you wish to go high on vitamin C, try other options such as papaya, pineapple, strawberries, leafy veggies and mango.

  • Broccoli

If your baby has gassy problems today, and you have had broccoli last night, then there’s nothing to suspect. Broccoli is the culprit. Other salad base veggies to avoid are cauliflower, onion, cabbage, and cucumber.

  • Alcohol

Alcohol can pass down through the breast milk from the mom to the baby and affect the neurological development of the baby. But one or two occasional glasses of wine is fine. However, more than this amount can affect the reflex that lets down reflex from the milk glands to the nipple area.

If you have a family history of peanut allergies, avoid eating peanuts for a while when you breastfeed your baby, as you may not be sure if your baby has the allergy or not. If your little one has the allergy, he/she may develop rashes, wheezing, hives, etc.

If you suspect that some food is troubling your baby, eliminate it and seek medical advice. It can take up to 14 days from the day of elimination, for the food to stop influencing the breast milk.


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