*Foods To Avoid When Breastfeeding Your New Baby. This post includes my affiliate links.
Since August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, I wanted to share some helpful tips and suggestions on Foods To Avoid When Breastfeeding Your New Baby.
Nothing is worse than a new baby with a sour tummy! Trust me, I KNOW this!! When my youngest was a new baby, he constantly screamed and cried. I thought I was going to go crazy. I took him to the doctors, I gave him some natural tummy medicine for his colicky tummy, I rubbed his little tummy, had him elevated a bit when he slept, etc.
I literally did everything and still, my baby cried! Still, he needed to be held and not put down. He needed to feel better! I felt so lost and so upset about how my baby was acting. I felt helpless!
Then, I went online and asked my online breastfeeding mamas. I learned so much from them! They suggested that I cut out certain foods from my diet (for 2-3 weeks) and then introduce them again slowly, after a few weeks, to pinpoint which foods were making my baby’s tummy hurt so bad.
If you eliminate a food and after about 3 weeks your baby doesn’t seem to be any better, then you know it is not that food that is hurting him and you can reintroduce it again.
I started with everything. I eliminated dairy, wheat, and more. I was going to get this figured out because my baby was not feeling good and my mommy nerves were shot. We were barely sleeping and I was at my wit’s end.
I am writing this post because I want to help other breastfeeding mom’s out there, who are going through this same situation. I know how hard and trying it is! I want to help you! The Foods To Avoid When Breastfeeding Your New Baby, are listed below.
Foods To Avoid When Breastfeeding Your New Baby
You have to start somewhere and dairy is the very first thing everyone I asked suggested to me, to cut out of my diet asap. It is hard to do in the beginning because so many things have dairy in them! But, with LOTS of patience and label reading, you CAN do it!!
*Veggies that make you gassy!! I can’t say this enough, and this is probably a no-brainer, but if your baby is colicky or has tummy issues, you will want to cut out the following veggies:
Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onions, peppers, brussels sprouts and all veggies that cause gas!
*Beans! They cause gas (duh!) and what do you think they will do to your little one if you eat them?
*Dairy. Dairy is the most known problem food when it comes to fussiness and gassiness in your baby.
*Peanuts (or nuts)
*Caffeine! Sorry mamas!!!!!
I KNOW this sounds like a huge list of Foods To Avoid When Breastfeeding and you will feel extremely overwhelmed at first. Take it ONE step at a time and write down EVERYTHING so that you do not forget or reintroduce foods too early. Keep track of your baby’s experience as well and how he feels after you stop eating a certain food or when you reintroduce that food.
I would invest in a cute food journal. That way, you can have all your notes in one place and not lose what you took so hard to fix! Yes, I have lost my notes before and it was not a happy time for me AT ALL. Knowing the foods to avoid when breastfeeding a colicky baby, sure helped me.
Great Resource For Breastfeeding Support
Many hospitals offer free classes and information about breastfeeding. I was assigned a breastfeeding counselor at the hospital after I had my baby. You can also check out Fairhaven Health. They have a very helpful guide for breastfeeding moms!
Additionally, breastfeeding helps a mother’s health and healing following childbirth. Womenshealth.gov confirmed that breastfeeding leads to a lower risk of these health problems in mothers:
Ensure Nursing Success With These Products!
Are you pregnant and thinking about breastfeeding? Or, are you breastfeeding your little one now? I have a product that will help you with your breastfeeding journey!
Everything a breastfeeding mother needs to help ensure nursing success – in one cute little bundle (baby not included). The perfect baby shower gift! This kit includes Nursing Time Tea and Tea Ball, Milkies Milk-Saver, Softies Nursing Pads, and Milkies Nipple Nurture Balm. Everything in this kit will help with your breastfeeding journey!
You can purchase the breastfeeding kit online at Fairhaven Health. It retails for $66.95.
One person is going to win the Nursing Kit described above! Yay!
The contest is open to US, 18+. Giveaway will end on August 13, 2018, at 11:59 PM MT. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm their win after I email them, or a new winner will be chosen. I am not responsible for lost or stolen mail.