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EverydayJoy July 31st, 2013 04:45 PM

Food & BFing
 
Just curious, since Nichole mentioned her restricted diet for nursing, does anyone else have any diet restrictions b/c of nursing? I have been trying out garlic & onions on Kody for a few days and he doesn't seem to like them. He's definitely been fussier, but still sleeping ok at night. Sucks because I was really enjoying the stuff I could eat when I added those two things back in!

At this time I am avoiding:
Cabbage
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cauliflower
Asparagus
(all in the cruciferous veggie family)
Beans
Spicy foods
Garlic
Onions

I really miss all of the above! I didn't realize how much I like cabbage especially until I had to cut it out. I even have to watch what salad mix I buy so I don't get one with cabbage. :(
The other thing I miss is Mexican food. I ate that the other day as part of the trial and Kody doesn't seem to like it. Boooo!

misty3281 July 31st, 2013 05:18 PM

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Pffft! I didn't even cut out alcohol completely. lol I had cut out caffeine early on when Avery had started spitting up a lot all of a sudden, but once she was a little older I slowly added it back and I'm up to my regular 2 cups a day and diet coke and she does fine. I put garlic in EVERYTHING I cook. I couldn't even phathom cutting that out.

ashj_1218 July 31st, 2013 06:44 PM

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I have to limit dairy. She doesn't get belly upset because of it. But she will puke a blue streak if I eat more than a little each day. And given she pukes a lot already, I can't handle even more. She will literally discharge milk every 10 minutes if I eat too much dairy. But otherwise she is fine.

markswife July 31st, 2013 06:54 PM

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I had to give up peanut butter with DD1 and I thought I was going to die. I'm so glad that so far I haven't had to give up anything with Caroline.

jcperez July 31st, 2013 07:00 PM

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I eat everything except tuna? Thats the only thing drs told me to avoid while breastfeeding. I started drinking a cup of coffee every morning too. Nothing seems to bother him...

MrsNHigh July 31st, 2013 07:17 PM

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Lucky ladies!
I'm scared to try to phase the offensive foods back in. With ds1, I gave up all of those things for a full year.

jl046100 July 31st, 2013 07:39 PM

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I don't limit anything I love cheese so couldn't cut that out and garlic, onions thankfully Joshua doesn't mind what I eat x

EverydayJoy July 31st, 2013 08:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ashj_1218 (Post 27556166)
I have to limit dairy. She doesn't get belly upset because of it. But she will puke a blue streak if I eat more than a little each day. And given she pukes a lot already, I can't handle even more. She will literally discharge milk every 10 minutes if I eat too much dairy. But otherwise she is fine.

Wow. Seeing as how she already pukes a lot, I can't imagine how MORE puking would be. Your daughter is like Old Faithful or something! Haha. How do you handle the middle of the night puking that you mentioned in the other post? Do you wake up to puke going everywhere or does she stir beforehand to give you a warning?

SunnyBunnyMama July 31st, 2013 11:13 PM

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Honestly it seems that EVERY thing affects mothers' milk. If I try to eliminate everything I was told/heard to eliminate, then I would live on water and bread.

But I could for sure see a difference with my son when/if I eat dairy and nuts, so I've been avoiding those... And it's not easy.

Jcperez, why avoid tuna? I've been craving and eating it a lot lately

misty3281 July 31st, 2013 11:23 PM

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Everything I've seen says to still limit tuna to 12 oz/week, but it's still ok to eat. I've craved it a lot lately too.

Erin80 August 1st, 2013 04:33 AM

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I don't have to avoid anything, nothing seems to bother her. I don't eat a lot of strong tasting foods though - we don't eat a ton of onion or garlic, or broccoli (maybe once a week). I eat a yogurt every day, but I don't drink milk.

Memi August 1st, 2013 05:36 AM

Thankfully I havent had to make any diet changes. For a bit we thought he may be sensitive to dairy so for two weeks I had to try to cut it from my diet. Thank God that wasnt the problem bc I consume a lot of dairy! I just really really limit caffeine for production reasons. Im paranoid something will affect my supply.

realmom August 1st, 2013 05:40 AM

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I haven't been avoiding any food but he is really starting to throw up a lot... More every day. I am going to try and cut out all caffeine, alcohol and really limit my dairy intake. Hope this helps because the constant throwing up is awful!

ashj_1218 August 1st, 2013 07:19 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by EverydayJoy (Post 27556367)
Wow. Seeing as how she already pukes a lot, I can't imagine how MORE puking would be. Your daughter is like Old Faithful or something! Haha. How do you handle the middle of the night puking that you mentioned in the other post? Do you wake up to puke going everywhere or does she stir beforehand to give you a warning?

She seriously is like Old Faithful. It's really quite disgusting. I have to change my clothes at least three times a day (which is mighty challenging when I am still toting 15lbs of preggo weight and don't have a ton of options). And gosh, she gets changed about 10 times a day. I am sooooo sick of her 0-3 month clothes because I have seen them all a hundred times. We have spit cloths literally all over the house, but anything works in a pinch.

In the middle of the night I get about 5 seconds warning. She always "hitches" before she throws up (when laying down, not necessarily during the day) and I hear it even in a dead sleep. I usually just have time to sit up and put a towel under her (we keep a stack by the bed) and she throws up on that, I toss it aside after I clean her up by flashlight and change her clothes. Repeat usually twice overnight. But she just goes right back to sleep after she does it. So I can't complain too much, aside from the gross factor. I try desperately to not get puke on me at night. But sometimes I have to get up and change too. It's usually not forceful though, so the walls are spared (we have had a couple projectile episodes, but she generally runs more like a faucet).

EverydayJoy August 1st, 2013 10:34 AM

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Wow that sounds pretty annoying! I would be pretty frustrated if Kody did that all day (and night too). I hope for your sake it's something that subsides pretty soon!
Maybe you've already thought of this, but when you mentioned the dairy making her puke more, what about cutting it out altogether and see if it reduces or eliminates the puking? That's your call, whether you think that might help, but that was the thought I had.

ashj_1218 August 1st, 2013 11:56 AM

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I was dairy-free for about 4 weeks and the level of her spit-up was basically the same a if I ate a small bit of dairy (we are talking just what comes in random foods, not even a yogurt or Mac-n-cheese). So I just added it back because I was frustrated with it. The doc was willing to prescribe acid reflux meds to see if I helps at all. But she said they probably wouldn't, so I decided against it. Frankly, it's just nasty, but doesn't seem to affect her mood or weight (she is completely average and gains averagely). The doc also said it tends to really wane off when baby sits alone, as that is when the flap is likely to close in the correct position. So we are prolly about halfway there (6ish months). I have my days where I get irritated with it (given I smell like puke all the time), but mostly I can cope. It's really the only part that makes her challenging, so I can deal. Plus, she does get good use out of all her clothes ;)

EverydayJoy August 1st, 2013 01:32 PM

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Well, that sounds reasonable. So, maybe another 3 months and you're home free huh? Hopefully!

jcperez August 1st, 2013 02:08 PM

Re: Food & BFing
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SunnyBunnyMama (Post 27556601)
Honestly it seems that EVERY thing affects mothers' milk. If I try to eliminate everything I was told/heard to eliminate, then I would live on water and bread.

But I could for sure see a difference with my son when/if I eat dairy and nuts, so I've been avoiding those... And it's not easy.

Jcperez, why avoid tuna? I've been craving and eating it a lot lately

The drs told me to avoid it. They said I can eat anything as long as it doesn't affect the baby but to stay away from tuna. They said because of the mercury and the link to autism. Im sure every dr. has a different take on it but that's what mine said. That's all he needed to say and Im not eating it...although I am craving it in the worst way! Im sure your fine, just limit it to maybe once a week. I just cant bring myself to do it now.

EverydayJoy August 1st, 2013 02:17 PM

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That's too bad about the tuna. I can't stand tuna, lol. Even the smell of it is yucky to me. But then I don't really like any fish. I have some strange tastebuds!

SunnyBunnyMama August 1st, 2013 07:53 PM

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Bummer. I'll try to stop eating tuna then... Although I did ear it like cazy when I had my dd.. I went back to school, was living alone on campus and had no time at all to cook.

Having kids is just annoying! Ughhhhhhhh

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Originally Posted by EverydayJoy (Post 27558344)
That's too bad about the tuna. I can't stand tuna, lol. Even the smell of it is yucky to me. But then I don't really like any fish. I have some strange tastebuds!

Joy, for me, I like fish and tuna after adding the right amount of lemon juice haha but I hate, hate, hate the smell.. When I cook fish or salmon, omg, it smells so nasty that I just want to set the apt on fire


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