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Is it ok to eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

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. Tiffanie Noonan
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is it ok to eat iron-fortified foods while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to eat iron-fortified foods while breastfeeding?

Yes: During breastfeeding, your baby takes all sort of nutrition out of you body and iron is one of them. To keep your iron stores good for your baby and breastfeeding, it is good to eat iron fortified foods. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sugar-free foods while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat sugar-free foods while pregnant?

Safe: Sugar free foods are safe in pregnancy and with breastfeeding. As with many dietary concerns - moderation is key. You should have a well balanced diet through-out your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink diet soda when breastfeeding?

Is it okay to drink diet soda when breastfeeding?

No.: In my opinion, it is not a good idea to drink diet anything, especially in the amounts many drink them. I prefer water, and getting creative with water....Ice, carbonate, lime, lemon, flavor......Hold the booze... ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Msg: Msg is considered safe to add in food products as per fda, however some people have reactions to msg including fast heartrate. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat spicy foods with nash?

Is it okay to eat spicy foods with nash?

Fat & alcohol bad...: Spicy foods don't cause nash. Alcohol, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity cause nash. Moderate your dietary fat and calorie intake, drop weight, control diabetes (if present), and lose the booze. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat really spicy foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat really spicy foods during pregnancy?

Doesn't hurt: Eating spicy foods will not harm baby. Might cause wicked heart burn though :) might want to be careful if breast feeding spicy food might cause baby issues. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods while pregnant?

Of course....: People have been getting pregnant ant successfully delivering healthy babies long before foods specifically marketed as "organic" we're popular. You need a balanced diet with caloric intake adequate to nourish you and your child. Follow the advice of your OB regarding diet, calories and multivitamin/supplements. Preparing your meals at home, with the occasional meals out is just fine. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat fried foods while trying to gain muscle?

Is it ok to eat fried foods while trying to gain muscle?

You can but...: Much better to eat sauteed, grilled, or baked! less breading and fat. This is an overall health issue, not just gaining muscle. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat cayenne chillies while pregnant?

Is it okay to eat cayenne chillies while pregnant?

You may: increase your chances of heartburn or reflux, but otherwise should be ok unless excessive. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat exceptionally spicy foods while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to eat exceptionally spicy foods while I am pregnant?

Yes: During pregnancy, hormones relax the GI tract and make reflux more common; even in women who didn't have heartburn prior to pregnancy. If you are able to tolerate spicy food without adverse side effects, it's fine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat hot chips while pregnant?

Is it ok to eat hot chips while pregnant?

Occasionally: As with all things in life, do everything in moderation. If a woman enjoys hot chips, having a few hot chips here and there won't cause problems in a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

No: You should be eating a very well rounded, well balanced healthy diet for your health and your baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat bananas while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat bananas while pregnant?

Yes: No concerns whatsoever with bananas unless you have had problems with excessive weight gain or gestational diabetes. Bananas have a high glycemic index, so they stimulate Insulin more than other fruits and veggies. Otherwise, enjoy! ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat ceviche while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to eat ceviche while breastfeeding?

Should be ok, but...: Ceviche from a reputable place should be safe to eat while breast-feeding, with the caveat that it may be a good idea to avoid certain fish such as white tuna, which may be high in mercury. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat candy while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat candy while pregnant?

Yes: In moderation. Preg metabolism is slow and weight easy to gain hard to loose. ...Read more

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