Some experts believe that a breastfeeding mother’s diet can be a primary factor in infant colic and crying. In some cases, there can be genuine allergies or particular foods that can cause havoc on an infant’s immature digestive system.

If you are breastfeeding and suspect a particular food, you can try to eliminate it and see if it helps. If the problem is food related, it’s typically pretty easy to identify and obvious once the food has been removed.

There are 8 foods that are most often associated with infant distress, and that breastfeeding moms may want to eliminate to determine if they are the source of colic and crying.

1) Cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage)
2) Dairy products (including milk, yogurt, cheese etc.)
3) Chocolate
4) Eggs
5) Citrus fruits
6) Tomatoes and tomato sauce
7) Caffeinated beverages
8) Artifical sweeteners

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Certain foods may contribute to colic in breastfed infants

If you suspect that something you are eating is causing a reaction in your baby, track your diet using a log, then track the bouts of colic or inconsolable crying that occur on the same day.

Over time, you’ll be able to identify a pattern and determine which foods your child may have a sensitivity for.

    1 Response to "Breastfeeding Diet Tips: 8 Foods That May Cause Colic"

    • Tasha

      Chocolate! That stinks! But, when you have a colic baby, you’ll try anything to fix it. I’m a big fan of keeping a food journal in order to keep track of foods that may or may not be contributing to my daughters colic. I’ll add these to my list.


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