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.
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.)
5) Citrus fruits
6) Tomatoes and tomato sauce
7) Caffeinated beverages
8) Artifical sweeteners
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.