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eating cabbage & bfing

post #1 of 8
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I know that i shouldn't eat veggies from the cabbage family because they are gassy foods. What about Kim Chee, fermented cabbage? I want to eat to get healthy bacteria in gut, probiotic, to avoid getting thrush.
Any idea?
Thanks!
post #2 of 8
There's no reason to avoid supposedly "gassy" foods while breastfeeding. If your particular baby seems to have a sensitivity to a particular food in your diet, you might try eliminating it. It's much more likely that s/he would have problems with you eating dairy or soy than cabbage, though.
post #3 of 8
I totally agree...my fave veggies are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and onions, and I don't think they've ever affected my baby.
post #4 of 8
I always say "It's not a problem unless it's a problem." Eat away! If you notice there's an issue, then adjust, but chances are there won't be an issue.
post #5 of 8
Exactly what I was going to ask heh. Friendly people keep telling me not to eat certain foods and I never know what they mean.

Only sensitivity I noticed was with cranberry juice - DD got a terrible diaper rash.
post #6 of 8
If I eat green foods--most notably spinach, broccoli, and mustard---ds gets the toots. But, he doesn't seem uncomfortable at all, so I keep eating them. And, then we get good laughs at all the funny sounds he can make.
post #7 of 8

fermented vegetables & gas

My 3 week old was verry uncomfortable after a dinner that consisted of kale, and has been somewhat fussy after cabbage. Since I have identified the cole crops as culprits, I wish to return to the beginning of this thread and ask if anyone knows whether kimchi or saurkraut generally cause the same symptoms as the unfermented veggies. We have a great big jar of Kimchi made from bok choy, radishes, turnips from the garden & are getting ready to make the kraut. Does the "predigestion" that occurs in the ferments change the gassiness?
post #8 of 8
my 4 month old is sensitive to the brassicas, which stinks because i love them! i think i miss broccoli most of all
i can handle kim chee in small amounts. if your baby can't, i suggest trying kefir, kombucha, yogurt, or fermented beets (my favorite!) then you can still get the good bugs. good luck!
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