Breast Feeding? You should avoid these food! – Mumspick

Breast Feeding? You should avoid these food!

Breast Feeding? You should avoid these food!

Hey Mummy!

Are you breast feeding your little ones?

Even though our body comes equipped with layers of filters and intricate breast milk making process, there are still some food we should avoid to prevent uncomfort in our babies and to maintain milk flow.

Here are the top 3 things you should avoid when breast feeding!

1. Alcohol 

  • Cause a decrease in your supply of breast milk
  • Affect your let-down reflex
  • Pass the alcohol to your baby through your breast milk 

2. Seafood High in Mercury

Fish high in mercury includes:

  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • King mackerel

Too much mercury can be dangerous for you and your breastfed child. Continuous, long-term exposure is toxic and poisonous to humans. It affects many parts of the body including the brain, nervous system and kidneys. Mercury poisoning can even be deadly.

Mercury can have an even greater effect on babies who are exposed to excessive levels in the womb and through breast milk. Too much mercury can cause problems with the development of the brain and nervous system leading to issues with speech, coordination, attention, memory, and learning. 

3. Caffeine

Too much caffeine can cause a drop in your supply of breast milk. In addition, since caffeine is another substance that goes into your breast milk, excessive caffeine could cause issues for your baby including:

  • Jitters 
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Symptoms of colic


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