11 Foods To Avoid While Breastfeeding Gassy Baby

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Infants are often gassy from time to time because of their underdeveloped digestive tract. Their immature systems have them being even gassier during the night. While this is natural, the diet of a breastfeeding mom can also add to this problem. Being a new mom, you may have no idea at all on what foods to avoid, so here are 11 foods to avoid while breastfeeding gassy baby.

 

Foods to avoid:

 

 

1. Caffeine

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Can’t jump start your day without a cup of coffee? You are not the only one! Everyone needs a stimulant to turn a cranky morning to a bright one. Moms of a fussy baby do you feel me? When breastfeeding, you just have to let this one go and find an alternative.

 

 

 

2. Chocolate

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Not chocolate surely! We all thought that after delivery we would be free to eat anything we feel like but not just yet. Chocolate, the feel good snack for all ladies is one of the foods you will have to ditch to prevent your baby from becoming gassy. Learn more….

 

 

 

3. Dairy

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Just like dairy intolerance in grownups, dairy products such as whole milk and cheese can cause allergy in infants. This is due to lactose present in these foods. One of the symptoms that gassy babies show is crying continuously for a number of days. Read more on symptoms of dairy sensitivity.

 

 

 

4. Beans

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As a nursing mom, your diet must be rich so as to provide quality milk for your precious bundle. That means you will need carbs, proteins and vitamins. Beans are good protein sources but can cause your baby to be colicky. Learn how to reduce the gassy effects of beans if you can’t stay without.

 

 

 

5. Carrot

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Are you a carrot lover? Whether you like it in your vegetable salad, cake recipe or soup, if you have an allergic infant you will have to stay away until your breastfeeding years pass. You can tell if your baby becomes gassy and irritable every single time you consume carrots.

 

 

 

6. Cabbage

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We all know cabbage to be a good source of vitamin, minerals and fiber. In fact doctors recommend them from time to time for those suffering from bowel movements. When it comes to a breastfeeding mom, it is better you reduce intake or leave it out of your diet completely. Learn more on the side effects of cabbage.

 

 

 

7. Sweet Potatoes

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Now who doesn’t love sweet potatoes? Sweet potatoes are good galactagogues but can cause bloating in your baby. Depending on your baby, you may be forced to let this one go until you stop breastfeeding. More on sweet potatoes…

 

 

 

8. Asparagus

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Similar to cabbage, asparagus contains a carbohydrate known as raffinose which is responsible for causing flatulence. Since your baby’s system is too simple to handle such complex carbohydrates, the result is gassiness and discomfort.

 

 

 

9. Oranges

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I know what you are thinking…not  oranges too, right? Pretty unfair but what can new moms do if they want their babies to be gas free? Just avoid it till weaning. Then you can have all the oranges you want.

 

 

 

10. Strawberries

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These small fruits are very nutritious and have many health benefits. Since they have a tangy taste, they go well with desserts such as cakes. Unfortunately, they also cause gas and allergic reactions in infants. So, new moms do avoid them.

 

 

 

11. Grapes

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Yet another citrus fruit on the list! Although they are packed with vitamin C which is essential for both you and baby, it is better to stay away. Grapes are acidic and can cause gas and stomach upsets for your baby.

 

After reading through the list of foods to avoid, you and your baby should now be safe from gas all through the nursing journey.  A happy baby makes a happy mom, so keep your baby free of flatulence.

Once your baby starts  weaning, you will get to eat whatever you like. Anything you want to share moms? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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