October 16, 2011 5:57 PM Subscribe
Different foods and breastfeeding - looking for real evidence.
posted by smoke to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Newborn-filter. I've read through reams and reams of stuff about what nursing mothers shouldn't eat when breastfeeding - but it's really, really light on actual proof, wandering off into anecdote territory very quickly. Are there any foods that have been proven to have a detrimental effect on babies that are breastfed?
I'm especially interested in any facts about chilli/curries.
My google-fu is drowned under an avalanche of fairly folksy and unremmittingly western forums and sites. I'm not really looking for more of the anecdotes I can find on those sites. I am looking for any reports about actual studies, and explanations that are - if not scientifically rigorous at least with decent pretensions to science.
So, is there any proof that certain foods - especially chillis - can make things more difficult for breastfeeding babies?