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Should I stay away from dairy while breastfeeding?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Although you don't have to drink milk to make it (cattle don't), it is a good source of many of the building blocks of good baby nutrition.
There can be some transfer of bovine proteins to baby, and cow milk protein is a common food allergy for infants but seldom causes problems. You can cut all dairy for a week or two if you suspect baby is sensitive and resume it if nothing changes.

In brief: No

Although you don't have to drink milk to make it (cattle don't), it is a good source of many of the building blocks of good baby nutrition.
There can be some transfer of bovine proteins to baby, and cow milk protein is a common food allergy for infants but seldom causes problems. You can cut all dairy for a week or two if you suspect baby is sensitive and resume it if nothing changes.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: No

You can eat all the dairy you desire (with some moderation and part of a well balanced diet) unless your baby has a milk protein allergy.
This allergy most often manifests as blood in the bowel movements of your baby. If this occurs please see your baby's pediatrician.

In brief: No

You can eat all the dairy you desire (with some moderation and part of a well balanced diet) unless your baby has a milk protein allergy.
This allergy most often manifests as blood in the bowel movements of your baby. If this occurs please see your baby's pediatrician.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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