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Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your newborn baby, but knowing what foods, drinks, and medicines to avoid can be hard for moms to keep track of.
When breastfeeding, anything a mother consumes passes on to her baby. On one hand, this is great news, as all nutrients and vitamins are streamlined to the infant. On the other, ingesting the wrong things can be harmful, and even make some children sick enough to be hospitalized.
Here we have 18 foods, drinks, and medicines to steer clear of while breastfeeding. It may take some getting used it, but it won’t be long until avoiding these items is second nature.
If you notice that your baby is extra fussy or has bloody stools after you eat bagels, bread, pasta, and other wheat products, they could have a gluten allergy. Try going wheat-free for a few days to see if it makes a difference. This can be especially hard for bread-lovers like me, but luckily, there are more tasty, gluten-free versions of your favorite foods available than ever before.