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I am wondering what I can do! while pregnant I accumilated WONDERFUL recipes and have been VERY healhty! (in eating) The way I was able to do this is to use a LOT less oil, etc and use more spices and onions and peppers, etc to make it taste oh so yummy!<br><br>
I am at a loss at what to do. Are ALL babies sensistive to these things? do I need to avoid them for a YEAR? is there a way to slowly get them into tolerating them? do I automatically avoid them or test it?!<br><br>
Also has garlic been knows to be irritant to breastfeeding babies' milk too?<br><br>
Any tips would be VERY much appreciated--recipes--anything!
 

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It is kinda a trial and error thing. Some babies are sensitive to dairy, or onions, or garlic or caffeine. I had to cut out dairy for three months but he is fine now. But now, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower make him gassy. But then some babies don't have any sensitivities.<br><br>
I wouldn't cut anything out unless you notice whether he is sensitive to anything, kwim? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">: healthy until then!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wouldn't cut anything out unless you notice whether he is sensitive to anything, kwim? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">: healthy until then!</div>
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Exactly. My baby had no sensitivities. I ate pickles and garlic and curry freely, and those are now among his favorites.
 

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Eat as you normally would, esp. since it's such a healthy diet. Most babies will not have any problem with those foods. In fact, I believe dairy is the most common food sensitivity in bf babes-- somebody correct me if i'm wrong! If your baby turns out to be one of those with food issues, then you will need to figure out the cause. No need to avoid tasty foods 'just in case.'<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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My first was never effected by anything I ate. My second had issues when I ate dairy or had caffeine, but she was over it by around 8 months.
 

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I eat everything -- spicy, salty, garlicy, everything -- and my baby doesn't seem to mind any of it. Even when he was small.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I eat everything -- spicy, salty, garlicy, everything -- and my baby doesn't seem to mind any of it. Even when he was small.</div>
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eat what you want unless your baby reacts! I think most babies do fine on mamas normal diet
 

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I agree with the PP here--no need to change your diet unless you see a problem (like GERD, rashes, etc).<br><br>
My son is sensitive to chocolate and caffeine, but I can eat both in small amounts with no problems.
 

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I eat everything. DS had some gassiness in the initial month or two, but he got over it. And I LOVE spicy foods - tacos, green chili, salsa, etc are all big parts of our diets around here. If your child shows major sensitivity you MIGHT have to cut it out, but don't do it immediatly. Or at least, don't cut it out completely, just eat a little..
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I've always eaten everything too. mmmmm.... garlic....<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I've always eaten everything too. mmmmm.... garlic....<br><br>
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I had both Indian and Thai last week, then finished it of with spaghetti in a garlicky sauce..... My mom thought I was a total nutcase to do that while nursing. Baby didn't seem bothered. Maybe she'll have a taste for chicken tikka masala when she gets bigger. That would be cool. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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The only things my baby ever reacted to were caffeine and broccoli. None of the other gassy foods--just broccoli. Weird.<br><br>
By 8-9 months, though, I could eat broccoli again.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The only things my baby ever reacted to were caffeine and broccoli. None of the other gassy foods--just broccoli. Weird.<br><br>
By 8-9 months, though, I could eat broccoli again.</div>
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Yeah, DD gets pretty gassy when I eat broccoli too. But that's really the only thing that I've noticed having an effect on her.<br><br>
I may try eating some again soon to see how she reacts. Broccoli is my favorite veggie and I miss it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had both Indian and Thai last week, then finished it of with spaghetti in a garlicky sauce..... My mom thought I was a total nutcase to do that while nursing. Baby didn't seem bothered. Maybe she'll have a taste for chicken tikka masala when she gets bigger. That would be cool. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:</div>
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Sauce? Heck, I love just roasted garlic. I put it on enough bread to keep it off my fingers... but I can eat a whole head... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br><br>
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As PPs have mentioned, there is no need to restrict your diet to bland foods while nursing. Just assume there is no problem unless you notice something obvious!<br><br>
Aside: We had lots of provided meals after DS was born, and a few well-meaning folks brought "BFing friendly" (read: tasteless) meals. One couple brought spaghetti which was little more than tomato sauce. I couldn't eat it until DH spiced it up for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I always ate everything with DD and it didn't bother her digestion or give her gas!<br><br>
Mmmm... roasted garlic.... with crusty bread.... me want!
 

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<span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Onions, garlic, tomatoes, beans, cabbage, broccolli, cauliflower and spicy foods are just wivestales. These are things that can give you gas or reflux if you actually eat them directly, but the things that cause a grown-up's symptoms do not make it into the breastmilk.<br><br>
If you have a history of allergies in the family and your baby is fussy and/or gassy and/or has trouble sleeping, THEN I would get allergy testing done and go on an actual elimination diet designed by the world leaders in anything allergy, the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital's FAILSAFE (free of additives, low in salicylates, amines and flavour enhancers) diet.</span></span></span>
 

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I'm another one who loves the spicy stuff! Mmmmm garlic, onions, and peppers, oh my! Dd does not seem to mind. I also do broccoli and a ton of beans too.
 

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None of my babies have been sensitive to any kind of peppers or onions or garlic I wouldn't worry about it unless they show signs of being sensitive to it
 

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I actually think sometimes NOT eating those things can make it worse if you "slip" and have some. Sure, at the begining DS would be a little gassy, but he got over it. And now, at 18 mos, in true boy fashion, he thinks farts are the most hilarious thing ever. Which is good, I guess, cause all he eats is beans and cheese, which give him A LOT of farts! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 
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