Fruits help provide extra nourishment to your baby through your milk. However, not all fruits have similar advantages, especially when you are breastfeeding. Remember that your baby’s health will directly depend on your diet. Here we list some fruits to avoid while breastfeeding for you and your little one’s well-being.
1. Citrus Fruits:
Citrus fruits are some of the most popular fruits, and they form a major part of your fruit basket. However, as a lactating mom, you need to avoid citrus fruits and their juices at all costs. Citrus fruits include fruits like lime, kiwi fruits, strawberries, pineapples, oranges, and grapes. Many-a-time, citrus fruits lend a pungent flavor to your chest milk. Some babies might object to the taste of it, and get fussy while consuming it. Other babies may vomit. Sometimes, your baby may also develop diaper rashes as a result of the citrus content in chest milk. Citrus fruits contain many acidic compounds and can lead to irritation of the gastrointestinal tract (GI) in children.
2. Cherries And Prunes:
Apart from citrus fruits, make sure you don’t consume any cherries, prunes or berries. Cherries may sometimes create gas problems for your little one. Moreover, it is quite common for newborn babies to suffer from gas due to their newly developing digestive system.
In case you notice any of the above symptoms, give up on the citrus fruits, cherries, and prunes immediately before you consult a pediatrician. However, if you are breastfeeding, make sure you consume a wholesome diet.
3. Caffeine And Chocolate:
Apart from the varieties of foods we mention above, make sure that you avoid caffeine, chocolates, eggs, soy and fish. These foods can lead to gastrointestinal problems and may also trigger allergies in your little angel.