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Dairy when breastfeeding = windy/colicky baby?

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jinglebelly Thu 30-Dec-10 12:07:34

MW has just told me that me eating dairy and chocolate then breastfeeding can make baby unsettled and give him a bad tummy, has anyone else found this?

jinglebelly Thu 30-Dec-10 12:23:06


rubyslippers Thu 30-Dec-10 12:27:23

I think eating things may trigger reactions in some babies but it is anecdotal more than proven I think

IME, nothing I ate made a difference to DD and believe me the amount of chocolate and tea I drank in the early days was huge

Is your baby unsettled?

rubyslippers Thu 30-Dec-10 12:28:37

Oh, if there is a proper lactose intolerance this should be investigated by a doctor

MoonUnitAlpha Thu 30-Dec-10 12:47:27

Lactose intolerance would mean breastmilk would make the baby ill anyway.

I guess it's possible that if they baby is allergic to cow's milk it could make a difference - similarly some people find caffeine or alcohol can effect the baby. Personally I've found nothing I eat or drink has any effect on the baby what so ever.

boogeek Thu 30-Dec-10 12:52:01

I think your midwife is mean: new mums need chocolate .

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