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A 35-year-old female asked:

What foods are contraindicated in breast-feeding?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marina Kulick
Family Medicine 35 years experience
The foods you eat will affect your breast milk, and baby may express his or her preferences via bowel health, tummy happiness and overall well-being. If you think your baby seems a little more fussy than usual, you may take a look at what you ate previously. Usually food what can give some skin allergy or tummy reaction are chocolate, dairy products, citrus, gluten, garlic, strawberries.
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics 30 years experience
There are no definite contraindications to particular foods during breastfeeding. But if there is a family history of allergies: it is wise to watch out for baby cues suggesting reactivity to the food
May 20, 2021
Dr. Jay Gordon
Holistic Medicine 46 years experience
A healthy diet and creates healthy breastmilk. Almost all babies are just fine with broccoli, garlic, kale and other vegetables. I think that about half the babies out there do not like cows milk protein in their mothers milk. They get gassier.

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Last updated May 27, 2021


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