Foods to Avoid while Breastfeeding
It is safe to consume sugar and artificial sweeteners, BUT IN MODERATION. You can use it occasionally in your food. There are several internal barriers that prevents the baby from consuming excess sugar. The sugar first passes through your blood vessels, plus your baby should want to consume it.
Some babies can have a negative reaction to vitamin C which is found in oranges, lime, tomatoes, etc. The baby may experience gastrointestinal problems with citric foods. Consume it in moderation and keep a diary of your baby’s changes.
Peppermint, Fennel, Parsley, or Chamomile
Avoid consuming caffeine as it can make your baby agitated and prevent your baby from sleeping. You can consume two to three cups of coffee a day, but consult your doctor on the same.
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy and post pregnancy is a complete, NO. Even the smallest amount of alcohol can hamper your child’s growth. If you want to consume a glass of alcohol, stop breastfeeding till the alcohol is completely washed out from your system.