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Friday, December 24, 2010

Food That Affect Breastfeeding

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By Tiens Environ

Many women find that they can eat whatever they might like in the course of breast feeding. Though it is true that a few strongly desired foods can change the taste of your milk, many toddlers appear to enjoy the types of breast milk flavours. At times, your child could get cranky at the breast after you consume certain food. If you notice this happening, simply keep away from that particular foods.

The most common offenders affecting breastfeeding include things like sweets, spices, citrus fruits, garlic, chili, lime, gassy vegetables, and some fruits with laxative type effects, for example prunes and cherries. You can have a cup or perhaps 2 of coffee per day, even though an excessive amount of coffee can interfere with your child's sleep and even make her or him cranky. Keep in mind, caffeine is found in a lot of soda's, tea, and even over the counter type medicine as well.

It is okay to have an alcoholic beverage every now and the, although having more than one drink can increase your blood alcohol rate, adding the alcohol into your breast milk.

If you are planning to have more than one drink at a time, it's best to wait 2 hours or maybe more per drink before you resume any sort of nursing or breast feeding. There is no need to pump and dump unless your breasts are full and it is time to give food to your baby. While breast feeding, any sort of heavy drinking needs to be avoided.

Before you decide to actually omit any foods from your diet, you should confer with your doctor. In case you stay away from certain food and it leads to a nutritional imbalance, you may need to see a nutritionist for help on consuming other foods or getting nutritional supplements.

Advice from a nutritionist will really provide some help.

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