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wt to eat n wt not to eat?

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    wt to eat n wt not to eat?

    daughter has been suffering alot from swallowing too much wind, thats why she's been very cranky when put on breast or offered a bottle of expressed milk. now she's taking infacol. i heard that certain food i eat would make baby gassy, such as garlic (n thats the only thing i know), so are spring onion, onion ok to eat? are they anything else i should avoid?

    another thing is last i had some curry on sat, i thought it just affects the taste of the breastmilk, but my daughter didnt poo for three days after that, could the curry be a cause?

    please advice

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    Hi Nikimom,

    When I had a problem of diarrhoea when my eldest daughter was a baby, my doctor gave me a list of things that my baby could be intolerant to from my food ... but added that it is extremely rare that babies are intolerant to something the mother has eaten. My baby's problem turned out to be a virus. So don't automatically assume there is something wrong with your milk. There are a million possible causes of a baby's crankiness/gassiness/unusual bowel habits.

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    Hi Nikimom

    It's very unlikely that something you have eaten would pass through the milk and make your baby cranky. Very unlikely.

    Breastfeeding mothers can eat and drink pretty much what they like - unless you are a highly allergic person yourself. Do you suffer from asthma? Eczema? Other allergies?

    Some babies do gulp too much air when breastfeeding which can make them a bit gassy. Sometimes they fuss at the breast if there is an oversupply of milk. But a baby is more likely to gulp extra air when taking a bottle than sucking at the breast.

    It's very hard to know what's going on from such a short email - how about you call up a La Leche League Counsellor? Over the phone, we can get a better picture of what's happening and may be able to give you some tips on how to have a more smooth breastfeeding time.
    You can contact us:
    Maggie 2817 7475
    Sarah: 2548 7636
    Rochelle: 2947 7147
    Margarita: 2257 6757

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    i once ate curry when i was bfeeding. the next day when baby pooed, she cried (she's never cried when she pooed). since then, i waited another month before i had curry again. the next day, when baby pooed, she cried again. so i never had curry or anything spicy until i weaned her from bm.

    there are ppl who say that when you are bfeeding, you shouldn't eat brocolli, bell peppers (which i didn't eat at all during the 1st 6mths). then i ate a little bit of onion once in a while & brocolli after 6mths. i also refrain from crabs, prawns, shrimp, pineapple & durian while i was bfeeding. i also noticed that when i ate a lot of ice cream (as in several times a week, but once a week was ok) my baby gets a rash (like eczema) all over.

    so i do believe that we should watch our diet when bfeeding. better be safe than sorry.

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    Your body will make the perfect milk for your baby no matter what. For your own health, of course, it is best to eat a balanced diet regardless of how you feed your baby.

    Sometimes for mothers who come from very allergic families it is recommended to avoid foods in pregnancy (this is often peanuts as peanut allergy is very dangerous) then continued avoidance during lactation is also recommended.

    So usually a breastfeeding mother can eat and drink any foods and only if your doctor recommended avoiding food because of allergies during pregnancy is it necessary to continue avoiding them while you are breastfeeding.

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    Last edited by LLL_Sarah; 10-18-2006 at 11:03 PM.

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    I have a personal theory that babies are more likely to be intolerant to curry (or other strong flavours) if the mother avoided it in pregnancy. I ate lots of curries when pregnant and have not observed any reaction in my babies when breastfeeding.

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    I had some sushi when D was around 7 months. Big mistake! He threw up almost instantly.
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    thanks all
    actually i've encounterd quite a no. of problems, similar to joannek, i had some curry last week, it was quite spicy and hot, and the foloowing days, my daughter couldnt poo and when she tried, she cried, and this has continued for a few days.

    and i heard that a number of food cause the baby to be gassy, i actually want to avoid those, so are broccoli and onion on that list. my fd said i shouldnt eat mango and nuts, is that true?

    and yesterday i had two hairy crabs, my fd who is also bfeeding said that i shouldnt, so i have kept the milk in the freezer for now, not sure whether to give to her, and not sure abt the reason

    but for coffee, i would wait until 3 hours later until i feed her and i had decaf

    i actually just avoid wt i'm allergy to, but i believe that she eats wt i eat, cos when i eat a lot of meat, and little veggies, she cant poo maybe for 2 days (continue for a long period of time), the next i eat two bowls of salad, she poos ...so i continue to have a bowl of salad everyday now that she can poo everyday, i htink thats reli amazing

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