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What to avoid when breastfeeding:

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| something as a reminder for me and other bf mommies out there :) but
then again, moderation is always the key |

1. Avoid spicy foods: Spices such as chili, cinnamon, curry and red
pepper should be avoided during breastfeeding. They might lead to gas
problem in the baby. The baby may drink your milk just fine but they
be upset later on. Spicy foods can result in a baby having an upset
stomach, diarrhoea, and even vomiting.

2. Common foods that have been found to cause a gassy in breastfed
babies: Vegetables such as beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage,
cauliflower, hot peppers, onions, turnips and cucumber.

3. Avoid citrus fruits: Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit,
pineapple and lemon should be avoided. Such foods can lead to nappy
rash in the baby.

4. Soy, nuts, peanuts, dairy products, prunes, mango, wheat, egg and
corn are some of the other food products that might cause an allergy
in your baby and should be taken after consulting the doctor.

5. Avoid caffeine: Drinking or eating things with caffeine is fine up
to 700 ml per day. Too much caffeine intake for your baby may result
in an inability to sleep.

6. Avoid alcohol and tobacco as much as you can. In fact, if possible,
stop taking alcohol in any form during the breastfeeding phase.

7. Avoid fried foods, coconut, artificial sweeteners, aspirin and cold
medications. Always ask your health care provider first.