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Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Allergenic foods

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 avoid a food that she is allergic to, or that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior; and should discuss this with the doctor.

In brief: Allergenic foods

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 avoid a food that she is allergic to, or that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior; and should discuss this with the doctor.
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics

In brief: If they bother you

A good general rule is that if the foods bother your stomach, then they may bother your baby's stomach.
Hot and spicy foods may bother you and/or your baby, and they may not. If during your pregnancy you ate the same foods you are eating now, you and your baby are probably already familiar with them. Don't deprive yourself of your favorite foods if you and your baby are happy.

In brief: If they bother you

A good general rule is that if the foods bother your stomach, then they may bother your baby's stomach.
Hot and spicy foods may bother you and/or your baby, and they may not. If during your pregnancy you ate the same foods you are eating now, you and your baby are probably already familiar with them. Don't deprive yourself of your favorite foods if you and your baby are happy.
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