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[cbd breastfeeding]Foods to avoid while breastfeeding | PhillyVoice

  The nutrients consumed by a breastfeeding mother are passed on to her baby.

  And it’s more than just calories — breastmilk is packed with

  key nutrients

  like proteins, fats, vitamins, and carbohydrates that are key to a baby’s

  healthy growth.

  But just like healthy nutrients, any harmful substances consumed will also

  make their way into a mother’s milk. For this reason, there are a number of

  foods, drinks, and substances that should be avoided while

  breastfeeding:

  Avoiding alcohol completely is the safest option for mothers who are

  breastfeeding, but

  consuming a moderate amount of alcohol

  (one standard drink per day) is not known to be harmful to the baby. When

  alcohol is consumed, it’s recommended that the mother waits at least two

  hours before breastfeeding her infant. Consuming more than one drink in a

  day can negatively impact an infant’s growth, development, and sleeping

  schedule, so it’s important to adhere to the recommended consumption levels

  or avoid drinking alcohol entirely.

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  It’s safe to drink some coffee or caffeinated tea while breastfeeding —

  only about

  one percent of the caffeine

  ingested makes it into milk. However, even one percent can be a lot for a

  newborn and

  too much caffeine can leave a baby irritated. Keep it to under three cups of coffee (or the equivalent) spread across

  the entire day, and cut back even more if your baby is especially fussy.

  While fish is a great source of lean meat and omega-3 fatty acids, the

  mercury levels in some fish can cause nervous system damage in babies. You

  may want to limit your consumption

  to varieties of fish that are lower in mercury

  and avoid fish with high concentrations like swordfish, shark, mackerel, and marlin.

  There has been no comprehensive research on the impact of cannabidiol (CBD)

  or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on newborns that are breastfeeding, but it

  has been confirmed that the

  chemical can remain in breastmilk for up to six days after use. THC may affect a newborn’s brain development and could result in poor

  cognitive function. The impact of CBD is less certain, but due to other

  contaminants, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration expresses caution

  until more research is done.

  Infants may have a reaction to what their mother eats or drinks whether or

  not those items appear on this list. For example, some babies may have

  sensitivity to dairy products. While breastfed children typically

  experience fewer food allergies

  than those who aren’t breastfed, they should still be monitored for

  diarrhea, vomiting, or unusual stool, rashes, excessive crying, or coughing

  after breastfeeding. If any of these symptoms are observed, speak with you

  baby’s doctor about removing certain foods from your diet.

  Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is

  not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician

  or other medical professional. You should not use the information

  contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or

  disease, or prescribing any medication. If you have, or suspect that

  you have, a medical problem, promptly contact your health care

  provider.