It’s thought that some foods can cause problems for babies when passed on through breast milk. These may include: too much gas, colic and even diarrhoea. The most common culprits are tomatoes, excessive citrus juices or fruits, garlic and raw onion, cabbage and Brussel sprouts, strawberries, mushrooms, fizzy drinks, spicy food, chocolate and many kinds of beans. You shouldn’t cut them all out completely, just eat them in moderation and exclude them if you think they are causing your baby a problem.
In certain cases sensitivity to dairy foods can cause colic symptoms in your baby. If you are considering cutting out dairy foods for a while, seek advice from a healthcare professional first, to make sure you still get the vital nutrients you and your baby need.
Another good tip is to try and avoid too much caffeine in tea, coffee, cola and other soft drinks. Otherwise you could find yourself with a jittery and wakeful baby.