I meet so many first time moms from all around the Dallas – Fort Worth area and while chatting about their maternity and newborn session, we almost always get to the subject called food. One of the most common questions that moms get asked is: “What cravings did you have during your pregnancy?”. Usually the conversation stops there and I realized that not too many moms know what foods to avoid or not during the breastfeeding period.
For the past few years, I’ve been sending moms this following guide by Dr O’Connell from Newport Beach, California. Knowing what foods to avoid while nursing will also help our newborn session, guaranteeing a calm and happy baby. We highly suggest if your baby is gassy, to avoid the foods mentioned 48 hours before your session.
AVOID Citrus Acidic foods and drinks such as:
- All berries
- Tomatoes or tomato products
- Chocolate (rarely affects babies)
- Peanuts – nuts in general
- Tacos/Spicy/Mexican Food/Salsa
AVOID Gassy Vegetables such as:
- Brussel Sprouts
RESTRICT Foods such as:
Check with your Doctor to see if Dairy is an issue.
I’m hoping you find this list a helpful guide of common foods to avoid while nursing. These foods typically affect babies under 6 weeks. As they get older, it is recommended to introduce foods one at a time to see how they are affected. Every baby is different so be sure to consult with your Pediatrician.
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