Which Foods Irritate babies through breast milk ?

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Dear Mammaryologists,


see this tyke enjoying lunch ?

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Does anyone know which foods can irritate babies through  breast milk? I've heard, cabbage, beans, onions, caffeine & bananas - any others to add?......and why/how does this happen ?



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« Last Edit: 11/07/2008 20:35:08 by neilep »
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Re: Which Foods Irritate babies through breast milk ?
« Reply #1 on: 11/07/2008 19:12:25 »

AWWWWWWWWW cute piccy!


Broccoli always gave my children gas when I ate it.. they would get very painful gas...same with the cabbage, beans, onions, etc.. on your list.. They all cause the same effect with me and I suspect it is the nature of the food.. and all that goes into the milk when breastfeeding as far as I know... asparagus can also cause the milk to taste odd as my husband can attest too! LOL Broccoli too.. Breast milk has peculiar taste depending on what mom eats!

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Re: Which Foods Irritate babies through breast milk ?
« Reply #2 on: 11/07/2008 20:18:08 »
Alcohol is a big no no, I'm afraid.
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Re: Which Foods Irritate babies through breast milk ?
« Reply #3 on: 11/07/2008 20:33:33 »

AWWWWWWWWW cute piccy!


Broccoli always gave my children gas when I ate it.. they would get very painful gas...same with the cabbage, beans, onions, etc.. on your list.. They all cause the same effect with me and I suspect it is the nature of the food.. and all that goes into the milk when breastfeeding as far as I know... asparagus can also cause the milk to taste odd as my husband can attest too! LOL Broccoli too.. Breast milk has peculiar taste depending on what mom eats!

I luff Asparagus Wee sooooooooooo much !!


Inhale that goodness !!!......Oh My !!!

I can imagine it making breast-shakes rather odd tasting !
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Re: Which Foods Irritate babies through breast milk ?
« Reply #4 on: 11/07/2008 20:34:30 »
Alcohol is a big no no, I'm afraid.

Is that so ?

what about Baileys ?..that's mostly cream isn't tit ?
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Which Foods Irritate babies through breast milk ?
« Reply #5 on: 12/07/2008 08:07:56 »

AWWWWWWWWW cute piccy!


Broccoli always gave my children gas when I ate it.. they would get very painful gas...same with the cabbage, beans, onions, etc.. on your list.. They all cause the same effect with me and I suspect it is the nature of the food.. and all that goes into the milk when breastfeeding as far as I know... asparagus can also cause the milk to taste odd as my husband can attest too! LOL Broccoli too.. Breast milk has peculiar taste depending on what mom eats!

I luff Asparagus Wee sooooooooooo much !!


Inhale that goodness !!!......Oh My !!!

I can imagine it making breast-shakes rather odd tasting !

I fear you would rather like asparagus milk! and quite enjoy the "expression!"

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Which Foods Irritate babies through breast milk ?
« Reply #6 on: 15/07/2008 00:59:06 »
according to the lactation specialist at the hospital, spicy foods of any kind can cause baby heartburn. i may have done it to get back at him if i had been able to breastfeed...lol.

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Which Foods Irritate babies through breast milk ?
« Reply #7 on: 15/07/2008 07:45:55 »
Everything that you consume, the baby consumes - is the mantra these days.

Women of who eat spicy foods generally (like in India) still eat their curries etc.. (though I have been told that some will 'tone it down')

Lots of 'no-no's' don't last in your system very long anyway.. caffeine is one (although new research suggests caffeine is good for babies (studies were done on premature babies IIRC)