If you think that it is definitely the food in your diet that is causing the
discomfort in your baby, you can try to eliminate one culprit food at a time
until you find the one that might be causing the problem.
It may take up to two weeks before your system is cleared of the food that you have eliminated from your diet. If the gassiness, fussiness and crying
does not ease with specific food elimination, you can rest assured that
most babies will usually stop experiencing these types of problems from about
three months onwards, when their digestive systems start maturing.
The fussiness, if caused through your breast milk, is usually
the result of something that was eaten three to six hours before; this will give you an idea of what could be causing the problem.
Your baby’s tolerance to the specific food will change as he/she gets
older and as Baby's system matures. It is best to delay giving the problem
food to your baby before 12 months. After this period, you can start giving
small amounts of the culprit food to your child.
What Foods to Avoid while Breastfeeding ~ Those that every Breastfeeding Mom should stay away from.
Foods to Avoid when Breastfeeding
* Shark, Swordfish, Tilefish and King Mackerel are the most important
foods to avoid while breastfeeding. (These fish contain a high mercury
* Tuna. (No more than one tuna steak or two 170g cans a week).
* All fresh water fish that comes from places known to be contaminated.
Foods to Avoid while Breastfeeding ~ Common Foods that May Cause Baby Discomfort
Avoiding common food allergens (any substance that can cause an allergy), can decrease the risk of your baby
developing allergic reactions.
Not all foods affect all babies in the
same way; every mother and baby are different. If you or your husband have
any allergic reaction to a specific food, then it is best to avoid that particular food whilst breastfeeding.
Common Foods to avoid during Breastfeeding that are found to cause Colic and Fussiness in Baby
Soy and tofu
Citrus fruits and juices
Iron and other supplements and medication
Foods to Avoid while Breastfeeding ~ Signs that you need to Start Avoiding certain Foods
Signs that your Breastfed Baby is Allergic to something in your diet
If you are going to be eliminating something like dairy from your
diet, you will need to see a dietitian, so that they can help balance
your diet; also remember to keep on taking your vitamins. Any deficiency in
your diet can lead to your baby becoming malnourished, too.