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amother
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Post Thu, Nov 02 2023, 9:10 am
Curious to hear.. does what you eat affect your nursing newborn? I've heard this go both ways and I'm curious what people say.
On the same note , will the coffee I drank this morning be keeping my baby up?
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Java




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Nov 02 2023, 9:11 am
I never saw any difference in my baby from what I ate
Every baby is different though and some are more sensitive to caffeine
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hodeez




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Nov 02 2023, 9:27 am
Yes my kids have allergies and sensitivities from early on. 1st coffee is fine second coffee makes my kids miserable
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amother
Garnet


 

Post Thu, Nov 02 2023, 9:30 am
Yes definitely could be affected by what you eat! I once had a kale/broccoli soup and my baby’s diaper was bright green like a highlighter
Also, if I eat dairy my baby has a crazy stomach ache
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amother
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Post Thu, Nov 02 2023, 9:33 am
How do you know what's regular fussiness and what's making them unhappy based on what you ate?
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amother
NeonPink


 

Post Thu, Nov 02 2023, 9:36 am
After a baby with severe lactose intolerance and one with a dairy allergy, I go off of dairy right when I deliver. After a few months, I’ll slowly reintroduce it in small amounts and see if there are any changes.
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SG18




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Nov 02 2023, 10:37 am
My kids can't handle when I eat dairy while nursing, even though they love eating it starting around 7 months.
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Brit in Israel




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Nov 02 2023, 12:15 pm
amother OP wrote:
How do you know what's regular fussiness and what's making them unhappy based on what you ate?


My oldest everyday at around 11ish would be really fussy.
I was eating cereal for breakfast at 8/9 and would nurse about an hour or 2 after.
I changed my breakfast to non dairy and she stopped having her fussy hour.
Strangely the small amount in coffee didn't affect her BH! (She isn't lactose intolerant)

With my second, once winter started and blended veg soup were added to supper, I noticed that the evenings I ate soup he was more unsettled and gassy. I stopped having soups and anything with onions and he was a calmer baby.

If you Google foods that effect nursing babies, it gives you an idea of what to be aware of when you eat to see if it affects after.
Each baby is different.
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amother
DarkGreen


 

Post Thu, Nov 02 2023, 2:23 pm
I never believed that food in milk effects babies but ive changed my mind... I nursed my baby for 4 difficult months where she would take forever to eat and scream whilst eating just so so unhappy... then for dif reasons I had to stop nursing and started formula and she got extremely constipated so we started going to gastro specialists with her and bscly weve done an elimination diet and so far shes extremely sensitive to dairy and gluten I keep on trying to reintroduce it but the symptoms like clockwork will return a week after the gluten/ dairy is introduced.. she is soon 1.5 and the doc was hoping shell outgrow it but so far still here and yea I think what made her so unhappy as a newborn and unsettled coz the milk was bad for her! the doc also said had I still been breastfeeding I wldnt be able to eat dairy/ gluten... now my question is what do I do for future babies I guess wait and see...
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amother
Bottlebrush


 

Post Thu, Nov 02 2023, 2:27 pm
OP - I'm truly surprised anyone has told you the breastmilk isn't impacted by what we eat.
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