Well, my baby hated red wine. Before my son was born, I rather liked red wine. Of course, I didn't...
Well, my baby hated red wine. Before my son was born, I rather liked red wine. Of course, I didn't drink any alcohol while I was pregnant, but once my son was born, my midwife said a glass of red wine would be fine once in a while, even though I was breastfeeding. One night when my son was about four or five months old, I decided that I would have a glass of wine. I drank it, pumped a little milk out (just to be extra safe), then breastfed him. Yikes. That was a bad night. I honestly don't know if it was the wine, but this child of mine screamed and fussed all night long - not normal for my usually calm baby. The wine was the ONLY thing that changed in our daily routine, so I sort of had to blame the wine. I never drank wine again while I was breastfeeding, and frankly that one REALLY bad night turned me off of red wine altogether. This could happen to you. It might not happen with wine. Some babies are ultra sensitive to the traces of certain foods or beverages that appear in breast-milk. Some babies cannot tolerate alcohol, others hate it when you eat broccoli or garlic, and others won't breastfeed if you recently consumed a spicy meal. While breastfeeding, you don't have to avoid foods you like, but you should pay attention to your diet vs. your baby's reaction. If your baby only acts fussy about eating after you've eaten garlic, then it's likely you'll need to cut garlic out of your diet until your baby is weaned. Some babies don't care what you eat ever - but it's best to be aware. The last thing you need are long fussy baby nights due to salsa (or that horrid red wine).

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