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Can I eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Not a problem for most babies.
Anything that gives you acid reflux can cause a similar problem in the baby but most babies do fine with spicy foods in mom's diet.

In brief: Yes
Not a problem for most babies.
Anything that gives you acid reflux can cause a similar problem in the baby but most babies do fine with spicy foods in mom's diet.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
If a woman was able to eat spicy foods before she began breastfeeding, then she can continue to eat spicy foods while breastfeeding (but don't spill spicy hot-sauce onto the baby).

In brief: Yes
If a woman was able to eat spicy foods before she began breastfeeding, then she can continue to eat spicy foods while breastfeeding (but don't spill spicy hot-sauce onto the baby).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Yes
...But some babies will not like the new taste and will make sure you know about it.

In brief: Yes
...But some babies will not like the new taste and will make sure you know about it.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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