Breastfeeding is the most natural activity that a mother and her baby share. The baby relies on the breast milk for nutrients that help build its tissues, immune system and more. Because of the powerful impact that breastfeeding has on the baby, it’s important for mothers to also watch what they eat because some things can also negatively impact the baby.
Here are 19 food and drinks items to avoid when breastfeeding.
If your baby has blood in their stool or they’re extremely fussy, this could be a sign of a wheat allergy. It’s a good idea to try eliminating all wheat-containing foods from your diet and then monitoring your baby’s overall state of being to see if there are any improvements.
Egg allergies are also quite prevalent in babies, so if your baby is showing an allergy to eggs it’s not enough to just remove eggs from your diet. Eggs are also present in cakes, cookies, breads, custards and other items. Consider examining all items in your pantry and fridge and eliminate any that have egg in the ingredients, no matter how small the amount of egg.