|Breastfeeding and Your Diet|
While breastfeeding, what you eat and drink can affect your baby. So while you're nursing, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you
- avoid drinking alcohol
- don't smoke
- try to avoid caffeine or at least reduce your intake
- notice your baby's reactions within 24 hours after you eat spicy or gas-producing foods
- notice possible allergic reactions (such as diarrhea, rash, fussiness, or gas) to cow's milk in your diet anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours after breastfeeding.
- let your doctor and your baby's pediatrician approve all medications, including non-prescription drugs, you're taking (take the medication just after you nurse rather than just before)