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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and I eat a lot of spicy foods. It's that OK for the baby?

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and I eat a lot of spicy foods. It's that OK for the baby?

Totally fine: Spicy foods are not going to hurt your baby. If they are not causing any indigestion symptoms for you, then go for it! ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat spicy food while pregnant if im craving it...?

Is it okay to eat spicy food while pregnant if im craving it...?

Yes...: As long as you feel well and not having much reflux etc, spicey foods should not pose problems. The indonesians/thai/asians in general, eat quite a bit of spicey foods and i think the children are ok... So, enjoy! congrats and good luck. ...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 safe to eat really spicy food when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat really spicy food when pregnant?

Sure : Other than giving you heartburn spicy food is fine. Your baby is not sharing the food you eat with you. ...Read more

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How do I find out why can I eat spicy food but not use rubs with cayenne pepper while pregnant?

How do I find out why can I eat spicy food but not use rubs with cayenne pepper while pregnant?

Whose advice is : That? Using cayenne pepper rub, even when not pregnant is not a good idea. It may lead to persistent causalgia, an annoying painful sensation. ...Read more