As Mum’s ourselves we know what an intimidating prospect feeding your baby can be. Whether you opt for breastfeeding as Sam did or, if you can’t like Aly, the chances are you will attempt breast-feeding at some stage of motherhood.
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So, we decided to draw up a list of all the questions we had when it came to breast feeding and put them to Sharon George from the London Lactation Consultants, so that we could ensure that you had the best advice possible in an easy to digest format.
We are not saying ‘Breast Is Best’, what we are saying is that if you have any questions about breast feeding, we hope our breast feeding series might help you to answer them.
In the fith installment from our breastfeeding series, Sharon answers “What can't i eat when breastfeeding?”
What can’t I eat when breastfeeding?
You can eat whatever you like!
There are lots of anecdotes about foods to avoid in case your baby is upset or gets colic etc. There is no research-evidence to back this up.
Mothers have been eating spicy / garlicky etc etc foods for a very long time in many parts of the world and happily breastfeeding their babies.
We are advised to avoid foods such as unpasteurised cheeses, shellfish and so on during pregnancy due to the risk of food poisoning that can harm an unborn baby.
However once our babies have arrived they cannot ‘catch’ food poisoning via our breastmilk so this is no longer a risk.