This list is a helpful guide to common foods to avoid while breastfeeding. These foods usually affect babies under 6 weeks of age. As your baby gets older, you can use the foods one at a time to see if it affects your baby. Every baby is different, so consult your pediatrician if you notice that your baby is experiencing too much colic.

To make the photo shoot as smooth as possible, I recommend not to use the following foods at least 2 days in advance:

Citric acid foods and drinks such as:

  • cranberries
  • Pineapple
  • Grapefruit
  • oranges
  • lemons
  • strawberries
  • All berries
  • Tomatoes or tomato products
  • Chocolate
  • Peanuts – nuts in general
  • Pizza
  • Spaghetti
  • Chili
  • Tacos / Spicy / Mexican food / Salsa
  • Ketchup

Gaseous Vegetables such as:

  • asparagus
  • onions
  • Cucumbers / pickles
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage

Limit foods such as:

Soft drinks, Coffee, Tea, Wine & Beer

This list is compiled by Dr. O’Connell: Newport Beach, California