breastfeeding..what are we not allowed eat?

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  1. littlebabyboy

    littlebabyboy Well-Known Member

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    hi girls, just wondering if there are rules about what you can and cannot eat while breastfeeding like during pregnancy eg. blue cheese, raw egg etc?? or can you eat what you want?

    thanks!!
     
  2. B4byAnge1

    B4byAnge1 Well-Known Member

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    As far as Ive always known you can eat whatever you want, but some people say certain things can upset your babies tummy, spicy foods, citrus fruits, caffeine, dairy and other things. I just eat what I want though, havent really found it to make any difference.
     
  3. Margerle

    Margerle Well-Known Member

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    Normally you should be able to eat anything... but if your family has a history of allergies/asthma etc., you need to avoid:

    dairy, peanuts, eggs...

    https://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/food-sensitivity.html

    If your baby is tiny, and seems very colicky, you might want to avoid all caffeine too as it is passed to baby and they process it a lot slower than you. So it builds up in their system.

    I had to go off both dairy and caffeine to settle LO, it made a huge difference! Now that LO is a little older, I can start to integrate these thigns back into my diet.
    :hug:
     
  4. hsollis

    hsollis Well-Known Member

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    I've also understood we can go back to normal eating but if LO has cramps or tummy trouble to cut back on whatever I ate 6 hours before. I think alcohol is the only real no-no I've been told by some.
     
  5. doumauk

    doumauk mama to salim,expecting

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    I eat whatever I want but I eat everything in moderation. I dont go mad on things and eat loads of one type of food. The only time my baby has ever had tummy ache was when I ate peppers one night, thats the only thing different I had had so needless to say Ive never ate them again since.
     
  6. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    I eat whatever I just don't drink alcohol
     
  7. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    Dairy turns my son into a major barf machine!
     

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