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I was wondering if anyone has heard of anything regarding eating spicy foods and how it does with your supply.
I mean, I know it's not great to eat spicy stuff too often because it can give a newborn gas, but I noticed something odd.
Not so much anymore as my supply has been cut in half thanks to varied shifts at work, but used to when I was a good amount full my nipples would tingle a bit and I'd look at the time and sure enough, it'd been about 3 or 4 hours since my baby last ate. Well, when I eat spicy food, it produces the same feeling and sometimes I swear that not long after I've eaten the stuff, I feel like there's more milk.
I was eating a TON of hot sauce at the end of my pregnancy and in the beginning. The hot sauce being made from cayenne peppers. That's the only kind I like.
I don't know, I was just wondering if there's something about that or if it's just my body reacting oddly to it.
I wish I could find the article, but it talked about how foods you eat can't cause gas in your baby. It can flavour your milk, but gas is produced in the gut, not in your breastmilk. It went on to say that mom's will attribute gassiness/fussiness to something you ate, but that there are very few foods which can actually affect the content of your milk, and therefore baby - typically things like chicken (the proteins in it), etc.
It might have been a Dr. Sears article, but I don't think it was.
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