Healthy breastfeeding: In order to provide good nutrition to the baby, it is necessary for the breastfeeding mother to eat right and healthy. Thus, every breastfeeding mother should take care of her diet and lifestyle. When the baby enters the world, you try every possible way to take care of the baby and provide him with a healthy environment to grow. Besides this, you eat healthy to help your baby grow faster. Whatever you eat, helps to bless the body of the baby with proper nourishment. Thus, you must eat only those foods which are healthy for the baby and completely avoid the spicy food as they harm the baby. Let’s discuss why you should not eat spicy food. (Also read: Which Healthy Drinks Every Breastfeeding Mother Should Consume)
Why should a breastfeeding mother not eat spicy food?
- Your diet affects the breastmilk
- Signs which show that the baby is sensitive to the spicy food
- What to do if the baby is sensitive to spicy food?
Your diet affects the breastmilk
Whatever you eat directly affects your breast milk. The type of food you are eating changes the taste of the breast milk. If you eat too much of garlic then the taste of the breast milk changes likewise. If your baby is feeling uncomfortable with the type of diet you are taking, then you must change your diet. (Also read: What Are The Bad Breastfeeding Habits That Hurt Your Baby)
Signs which show that the baby is sensitive to the spicy food
Many women eat spicy food during breastfeeding. There is no study which says that a breastfeeding mother should not eat spicy food. Even nothing suggests that spicy food make the baby uncomfortable. However, there are few signs which show that the baby is sensitive to the spicy food.
- Crying for a very long time
- Reaction on the skin of the baby
- Waking up in the middle of the night
- Getting irritated after breastfeeding
- Becoming uneasy all the time
What to do if the baby is sensitive to spicy food?
If you are consuming excessive spicy food and you can see the signs on the body of the baby, then you must avoid that food for a week. Notice the behaviour changes in the baby during this week. If you can’t miss out on spices, you can at least minimise eating them. (Also read: Why is breastfeeding good for the health of the mother)
It is essential to eat healthy to keep the baby healthy and well. You can read this article in Hindi as well.