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Can stress hormones from pain in a breastfeeding mother cause digestive problems in the nursing infant?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Yes: Stress hormones can pass from mother to infant via breast milk. Other causes of digestive problems in infant can be due to mother drinking caffeinated beverages, eating cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower, dairy products.

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