Foods to Avoid While Breast Feeding

A baby is a little human being having its own taste buds. Whatever food, the mother eats, changes the taste of their breast feeding milk. Usually, the babies enjoy the flavor of the milk, but in some cases, there are chances that may not suit them and as a result they can get sick. Such foods should be avoided  during breast feeding. If the baby refuses to drink milk from breast or cries a lot while breast-feeding, it might be because it does not like the taste of the milk and it expresses its disapproval by crying.

Occasionally,  babies object to chocolate; spices (cinnamon, garlic, curry, chili pepper); citrus fruits and their juices, like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit; strawberries; kiwifruit; pineapple; the gassy veggies (onion, cabbage, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, and peppers); and fruits with a laxative effect, such as cherries and prunes.

Daily a cup or two of coffee is sufficient, but excess of caffeine disturbs the baby's sleep or make him fussy.  Caffeine is also found in some sodas, teas  and over-the-counter medicines.

Alcoholic drinks must be consumed occasionally.  But having more than one drink increases the blood alcohol level to the point that the alcohol gets into the  milk.

If the baby has allergy symptoms (such as eczema, fussiness, congestion diarrhea) or , may be caused by something he is in regular contact with, such as soap, mildew, or foods he is eating himself. Or he may be reacting to foods  one  eats that get into his system via the breast milk. The mother has to find out  exactly what's causing the sensitivity.

The food, the  mother eats spreads evenly in the milk within two to six hours. The most common culprits include cows' milk products, followed by soy, wheat, egg, nuts and corn or corn syrup.

Try to avoid such foods during breast feeding that have a strong flavor or sharp taste.