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Is eating a lot of spicy food while breastfeeding bad?

Is eating a lot of spicy food while breastfeeding bad?

Ok as long as...: As long as the spicy food has good nutritional value (meaning not loaded with salt, nor loaded with sugar, or with fat, or with dense calories) and as long as she had no problems eating spicy food in the past, then there is no problem eating that same spicy food during breastfeeding. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Please tell me what food to avoid during breastfeeding?

Please tell me what food to avoid during breastfeeding?

A varied list: Some people can eat everything, some can't. So you can cheat some with this list... 1. Cabbage 2. Onions and garlic 3. Spicy foods 4. Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli and cauliflower), radishes, asparagus 5. Caffeine 6. Dairy and tomatoes you may find some of these foods are well tolerated, and you can eat lots, and find some foods you didn't know about (almonds, carrots). Comes with experience. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during the time that i will be breastfeeding? I've been told that alcohol, jalapenos, and onion are a danger to the baby?

What foods should I avoid during the time that i will be breastfeeding? I've been told that alcohol, jalapenos, and onion are a danger to the baby?

Not dangerous!: "classic allergenic foods:" cow's milk; eggs; peanuts; tree nuts; wheat; soy; fish. Some breast-feeding women say that avoiding these items or other spicy/gassy foods, such as onions/cabbage, can help — but this hasn't been proved through research. If your baby becomes fussy or develops a rash, diarrhea or congestion soon after nursing, these signs could indicate a food allergy & need to avoid. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

Highly seasoned food: Avoid highly seasoned foos, caffeinated beverages, foods not healthy for mom or babe. Also avaid any uncooked seafoods or any food that can pass any infectious agent on to mom or babe. ...Read more

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What kind of food I should be eating during breastfeeding to give baby all vitamins and all he needs, and what should I not eat?

What kind of food I should be eating during breastfeeding to give baby all vitamins and all he needs, and what should I not eat?

God made food: Is of particular importance. Be sure that your vitamin intake is rich enough in folic acid. Do not eat or drink any form of junk, especially all the sweet stuff. Do not drink any pop or caffeine containing drinks, including, of course, coffee-----not even decaf. ...Read more

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6-7 m old baby was good sleeper during breastfeeding, when I started solid foods when she was 5 month she started to wake up twice.

6-7 m old baby was good sleeper during breastfeeding, when I started solid foods when she was 5 month she started to wake up twice.

Digestive adjustment: Your baby's body is having to adjust to solid foods and this impacts the nervous system (which controls sleeping). The GI system is heavily connected to the central and autonomic nervous systems, and there are myriad interactions between GI and CNS/ANS. You're witnessing yet another miracle of nature as your baby's stomach and GI tract 'learns' to process solid food. ...Read more

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What food , fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?

What food , fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?

Your diet won't work: you must exercise to become physically fit--more important than y9ur diet. Learn how to eat healthy. Be sure you do not have vitamin D deficiency. ...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

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What food to avoid when breastfeeding for my child?

What food to avoid when breastfeeding for my child?

Highly seasoned: One should avaid highly seasoned food, caffeinated drinks, alcohol and foods generally not healthy for the mom or babe. Avaoid raw seafood and anything that could transfer any infectious agent to the mom or babe, . ...Read more

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What foods to eat when breastfeeding for best health?

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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What is a balanced food for breastfeeding , what to eat and what not to eat?

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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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 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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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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Should I stay away from certain foods while breastfeeding?

Should I stay away from certain foods while breastfeeding?

Yes: I recommend no dairy as it is excreted in breast milk and can be allergenic. Other foods generally recommended to avoid include nuts, corn, citrus, wheat, and egg white because they can also be allergenic. I also let moms know to simply pay attention to what you eat and how your baby responds. Affects from food on the baby can be seen within 3-24 hours after eating. ...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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If im breastfeeding what food I have to avoid so my baby wont get colics?

If im breastfeeding what food I have to avoid so my baby wont get colics?

Colic: There are no particular foods that cause colic. If there were foods that gave you trouble during pregnancy- acidic foods, caffeine, spicy foods- you may want to avoid them in the first few months after the baby is born. If you eat a particular food and notice the baby is very fussy, you may want to avoid that one for a while until she is a bit older. Eat healthy foods and see how it goes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how have I affected my baby by eating so much junk food while breastfeeding ?

Can you tell me how have I affected my baby by eating so much junk food while breastfeeding ?

Baby likely OK: If you had a poor diet while breastfeeding, it more likely took its toll on you than on the baby. If the appropriate nutrients are not present while you are producing milk, your body will steal these nutrients out of your body's tissues in order to feed the baby. For instance, it will pull calcium out of your bones to ensure enough calcium in the milk for the infant. You need to get yourself back ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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