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Breastfeeding Myth’s – Part 1

By Let Mommy Sleep. January 16, 2013

A question LMS nurses are often asked is, “What foods should I stay away from when breastfeeding?”  The answer?    None.

Not sure how this started, but conventional wisdom keeps reinforcing the myth that spicy foods, gassy foods and acidic ingredients make for a fussy baby.  This is just not true.    Breastmilk is made from what passes into mom’s bloodstream, not by what goes into her stomach or digestive tract.  That’s why alcohol would affect baby, but spicy Tandoori would not.

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