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    What Foods and natural hebs to avoid

    Hello ladies,
    I soon will be rejoining the ranks of breastfeeding moms. Our little man is now 5 days late. Anyways it has been 5 years since I last nursed. I know to avoid chocolate and spicy foods. I have become an avid tea drinker (decaf) since then and am concerned about some of the herbs found in the teas (im a mint fan). Any advice is greatly appreciated or suggestions on where to find such information. Thank you again......Colleen EDD 11/03/05


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    The only thing I really avoid is tuna or anything that I think might have mercury in it. I think that reactions to spicy foods/broccoli/cabbage etc are really individual to each baby...some are fine with them and some are not! Not sure about herbs. If someone doesn't post a site for you, I'll try to find one for you later (I'm at work).
    Congratulations on your soon arrival!

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    http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/herbs_to_avoid.html
    http://www.breastfeeding.com/reading_room/herbs.html
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    I don't avoid anything but I do always check with my LC or dr about herbs.
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    Some herbs are known to dry up your milk. Sage and parsley come to mind. I'd definitely speak with a LC to rule out others, such as mint. I've also heard that cinnamon can hinder supply but I've heard from others that it can help supply! So who knows???

    With DS#1 I avoided a lot of stuff because he was fussy. I realized that most newborns are fussy at times and have immature digestive systems. So I didn't eliminate anything with DS#2. Until I could prove that one particular item was bothering him. His main issues were with orange juice (he has reflux) and believe it or not, beef jerky!
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