Question: What Foods Should Breastfeeding Moms Avoid?

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What foods to avoid while breastfeeding?

Foods to Limit While Breastfeeding

  • Alcohol. After nine months of no drinking, you’d probably like to have an occasional beer or glass of wine—and that’s totally fine.
  • Caffeine.
  • Fish.
  • Peppermint, parsley and sage.
  • Spicy foods.
  • Garlic.

What are the best foods to eat when breastfeeding?

Here are some nutritious foods you should eat while breastfeeding:

  1. Fish and seafood: Salmon, seaweed, shellfish and sardines.
  2. Meat: Beef, lamb, pork and organ meats, such as liver.
  3. Fruits and vegetables: Berries, tomatoes, cabbage, kale, garlic and broccoli.

What foods cause gas in breastfed babies?

The most likely culprit for your baby is dairy products in your diet — milk, cheese, yogurt, pudding, ice cream, or any food that has milk, milk products, casein, whey, or sodium caseinate in it. Other foods, too — like wheat, corn, fish, eggs, or peanuts — can cause problems.

What foods help produce breast milk?

Try adding these lactation-boosting foods to your diet:

  • Oats contain lots of iron. A warm bowl of oatmeal can also help with relaxation.
  • Garlic has many health benefits, including boosting your milk production.
  • Eat plenty of vegetables like carrots, yams, and dark leafy greens.
  • Look for sesame seeds.