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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. Austina Cho
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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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Can I eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

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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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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What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

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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What food to eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

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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Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

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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I weaned my baby from breastfeeding. What will i give my weaned baby to make him eat food and be strong and healthy. Thanks?

I weaned my baby from breastfeeding. What will i give my weaned baby to make him eat food and be strong and healthy. Thanks?

Depend on baby's age: If your baby is younger than 12 months of age, i would recommend baby formula till 12 months. After that you can give homogenized milk, but limit the amount to no more than 24 oz a day. If you give more milk, chance of developing iron deficiency is very high. The baby also should eat jarred baby foods, increasing the volume gradually. Start with vegetables such squash, green beans, and liver, beef. ...Read more

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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?

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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What are healthy nutritious lo cal foods to eat while breastfeeding?

What are healthy nutritious lo cal foods to eat while breastfeeding?

Fruit and Veggies: Almost any fresh fruit or vegetable should meet your criteria. ...Read more

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What food to eat while breastfeeding every day?

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