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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it ok to eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it ok to eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Sure: Mothers in all cultures eat the food native to their countries. I don't think those in mexico, greece, or thailand are eliminating anything from their diet. We know what a mom eats during breastfeeding flavors her milk to help the baby become accustomed to their native food. Some children can be fussy after certain foods, but mom's diet is blamed too much for a baby's fussiness. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Scott Katz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can I eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Dr. Scott Katz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can I eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Yes: There is no danger from eating spicy foods, however if your baby seems fussy or gassy after those meals, you may have to eliminate or minimize those foods in your diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Maria Dumalaog
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?

Dr. Maria Dumalaog
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?

Fluids and diet: Effective for doing what? If you're question is how do you produce more milk, you need to drink lots of fluid. But good milk comes from eating a well balanced diet. So you need to do both eat and get plenty of fluids ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Webb
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

Dr. Laura Webb
Board Certified, Pediatrics
8 years in practice
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What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

Good balance: Eating healthy, well balanced meals is the best diet for breastfeeding (and for everyone for that matter!) be sure to eat a wide variety of foods; your baby is exposed to the different flavors thru the breastmilk so make sure you eat lots of veggies. Stay hydrated by drinking at least 64oz a day. Avoid highly refined and processed foods. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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What is a balanced food for breastfeeding , what to eat and what not to eat?

Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What is a balanced food for breastfeeding , what to eat and what not to eat?

Eat healthy: Your regular food, but healthy choices. No fast, processed, high fat, high carb food. Lots of protein (meat, eggs), grains, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, diaries, vitamins with iron, vit d supplementation. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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What food to eat while breastfeeding every day?

Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
46 years in practice
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What food to eat while breastfeeding every day?

Helthy foods: Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, some dairy or other source of protein - generally follow a healthy diet for mom and it will be good for the babe. Also drink pleanty of water and try to avaoid caffeinated beverages; if possible drink some milk each day. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
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What foods to eat when breastfeeding for best health?

Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
46 years in practice
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What foods to eat when breastfeeding for best health?

Healthy; non-spicy: Drink plenty of fluids including milk if tolerated and eat a balance of fruits, vegetables and good sources of protein. Avoid condiments and spicy foods. Also need corbohydtrates, especially grains but not a lot of refined sugars. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I eat out daily and can't be sure if abit of alcohol have been added to the food. Now that i'm breastfeeding, will that be a concern?

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I eat out daily and can't be sure if abit of alcohol have been added to the food. Now that i'm breastfeeding, will that be a concern?

Alcohol in food: If you are eating food prepared with alcohol most of the time it is cooked- only the flavor remains not the alcohol. It is wise to limit alcohol intake while breastfeeding however cooked foods prepared with alcohol will not be an issue. However "jello shots" where the alcohol is not cooked, not a good idea. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

Good, balanced diet: All over the world, women breastfeed their babies just fine. These women have very different diets from one another, yet as long as they eat balanced diets with a good variety of foods, they should do well with their breastfeeding. A breastfeeding mom may choose to avoid a food that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior, and should discuss this with the doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What food to eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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What food to eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

Balanced diet/fluids: You have to have a balanced diet with enough proteins/carbs/fats and fluids, get extra 500 cals a day for a total of 200 cals a day.Avoid junk food and eat nutritios food whole grains fruits&vegetables diary, milk and yogurt, avoid if that makes baby fussy meat&proteins occasional treats. ...Read more

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