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Hi Everyone, I'm new to being a mom, and yesterday I had my first experience with a fussy baby which I think was caused by my eating roasted broccoli at night (it also contained a small amount of garlic and some melted cheddar). He ate well, but for the next 24 hours or so he was fussy and restless. (hopefully he'll sleep better now)<br>
I did read that gassy foods can affect a breastfeeding baby and make him gassy as well. Are there any other foods I should watch out for? Any foods that caused a problem for your babies?<br>
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For my first son I had to eliminate all dairy from my diet for about 9 months. It made him extremely gassy and of course he would get very fussy. I also noticed that wheat would give him some episodes of baby eczema so I decided to eliminate wheat from my diet as well, but only for about 6 months. As soon as he started eating solids he didn't seem to be as sensitive anymore.<br><br>
The hard part is what you ate (broccoli, garlic, cheese) all the ingredients can make baby gassy and uncomfortable. It will be hard for you to pinpoint exactly what caused his fussiness. Maybe keeping a food journal and eating "reactive" foods one day at a time might help you to keep track of what may be affecting baby negatively. If all else fails and it gets worse you may have to try the "elimination diet", which could help you pinpoint exactly what is causing baby's discomfort.<br><br>
Good Luck and I hope it turns out to be just a one time incident instead <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It sucks when you find out your diet while nursing has to be more limiting than when you were pregnant.
 

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It could be anything your LO is sensitive to- DS was cow/sheep dairy (goat is fine) and soy. DD was/is tomato, onion, cow/sheep dairy, banana, and citrus. So it could potentially be any of those items. Keep a food journal- write down what you ate prior to the fussy episode. It took a long time (4 weeks) to figure out everything that got DD.
 

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My babe got fussy after I ate a lot of broccoli. A little was okay, but a whole plate would make him (and, er, me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">) gassy.
 

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One of my friends seemed to have some problems after she had eaten a corned beef and cabbage dinner on St. Patricks day.
 

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I would say the broccoli is a likely culprit. My midwife recommended avoiding anything in the brassica family for a while (broccoli, kale, cabbage...) My son reacted terribly to cabbage, but to nothing else. I could eat dairy and garlic just fine.
 
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