Foods to avoid with breastfeeding
on 12 March 2013
Hits: 473

Nursing moms need to eat! A well-balanced diet filled with foods you like is best, but certain foods—no matter how much you love 'em—may not agree with Baby. If Baby's fussy, spits up a lot, or has colic, rash, or congestion, check these common culprits.

by Jacqueline Tourville

 


Stimulants

Coffee, normal tea, cola drinks. When you drink stimulants, some of the caffeine ends up in your breast milk. Because babies aren't able to excrete caffeine as quickly or efficiently as adults, too much in their systems may lead to irritation, crankiness, and sleeplessness. 

Sweets and sweet foods

Chocolate, cakes and tarts, fizzy drinks. Increased sugar intake by a mother can raise her baby's blood sugar levels. Reducing your sugar consumption while breastfeeding can reduce spikes in blood sugar for you and your baby. A baby's body can't break down sugar as efficiently as an adult's body.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/69073-effects-sugar-breastfed-babies/#ixzz2YSjQXRqt

Acidic foods

Tomato, pineapple, apples, citrus fruits and juices. Use all fruit in moderation!!!

Gas producing foods

Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, onion, all beans and peas, cucumber.

Spicy food
 
Dairy

Dairy can be a problem for certain babies, blood tipe A and O.
Family history of milk allergies or very mucusy babies, and colic.  Milk can be replace with rice milk or soya milk. Ole and Blossom Lite margarine are without milk solids.  Soya Yogurt is a nice alternative. No cheese but try goats milk cheese.
Bake your own rusks and muffins and replace milk in recipe with rice milk and butter with ole or blossom lite.