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Some foods are not recommended to be eaten during breastfeeding as they might make your baby colicky, fussy, or insomniac. Even the slightest change in the taste of breast milk might repulse your baby. Here are foods to avoid during breastfeeding.
Garlic paste (Tomeya)
Although garlic has many nutritional benefits, eating it during breastfeeding changes the taste of breast milk and this might repulse your baby.
According to Baby Center, at many times eating Egyptian beans during breastfeeding might cause tummy problems to babies such as gassiness and colics. Monitor the issue, if your child is uncomfortable, boycott beans for a week, then monitor the difference.
Chocolate should be avoided if you notice any these symptoms on your baby:
- Restlessness and rashes because of an allergy to dairy products.
- Hyperactivity and insomnia because of caffeine.
Reactions to some foods differ from one baby to another. If your baby is fussy after eating pickles, you should avoid it.
Cabbage and other vegetables as cauliflower and broccoli are difficult to digest and can cause colics and gases to babies.
In general, preserved foods should be avoided during breastfeeding. Aside from causing colics, the additives are very harmful to your baby’s health and well-being.