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Breastfeeding & what to stay away from

I know i have to watch what i eat..i have heard spicy food is for sure something i should stay away from..anything else?? I was thinking of buying a nutrition guide while breastfeeding but is it worth it?

Thanks!

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Re: Breastfeeding & what to stay away from

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    theres actually nothing you need to stay away from! make sure to eat a lot of calories and calcium and drink a lot of water. i've been successfully BFing for almost 9 months and the only resources i used were the book "mothering multiples" and kelly.com.  oh....and the BFing board is really helpful too but sometimes perpetuates some misconceptions).
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    I too was able to eat anything I wanted. I BF for 14 months with no problems.  We eat spicy food all the time, I actually craved spicy with my last pregnancy! :)  If your baby is super colicy then it COULD be something you are eating, could be dairy or any number of things.  I say give it a go and if you run into problems then you may need to consider things in your diet, however it's so hard to narrow it down to exactly WHAT the culprit is!

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    You can eat whatever you want, really. Even spicy foods. Your babies will become accustomed to the flavors in your diet. If you notice that they are particularly gassy or something after you eat a specific food, cut it out for a couple weeks then try again. You'll need lots of calories and lots of water. Alcohol and caffeine only in moderation. Kellymom.com is a great resource.
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    Thank you ladies!! I'll check out kellymom.com and the BF board. :)
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    I limited broccoli because at some point I heard that it can make babies gassy and fussy.  That said, the few times I ate it I didn't notice any fussiness.  Not sure why that info stuck in my head and made me fear broccoli so much!! 

    I just ate as normal other than that ; )

    Oh, an interesting tidbit though... I recently read that eating garlic may make babies more eager to BF!

    ~Crystal~ SAHM to Sam (5), Hugh (3), Mary & Grace (22 months) : )
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    imageMamaCrystal:

    I limited broccoli because at some point I heard that it can make babies gassy and fussy.  That said, the few times I ate it I didn't notice any fussiness.  Not sure why that info stuck in my head and made me fear broccoli so much!! 

    I just ate as normal other than that ; )

    Oh, an interesting tidbit though... I recently read that eating garlic may make babies more eager to BF!

    it's funny because i heard the same thing about broccoli. So glad i can eat what i want. thanks for the tip on garlic too!

    And your babies are gorgeous!! Such a great pic of them both smiling :) 

     

     

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    watch your caffine in the beginning.  with DD i was having my morning cup and wondering why she was so wide awake.  duh!  lol
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    I found that eating too much chocolate caused a lot of gas and fussing, once I cut down on the chocolate things got much better.
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