Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Risky Foods in Mother's Milk

Here is an interesting article my wife found in PubMed.

The summarized conclusion:
Exclusion of allergenic foods from the maternal diet was associated with a reduction in distressed behavior among breastfed infants with colic presenting in the first 6 weeks of life.
In other words, if your breastfed newborn is colicky then reasonable suspects are what any cow's milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, or fish you are eating might be contributing to your breast milk.

(This did not apply to our baby, but might be of help to other families.)

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