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#1 disorganisedmum

Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:36 PM

Basically what the topic says, I was naughty and had a few fresh oysters and sashimi and now I wonder if I should tip out the next round of EBM like if I had some wine or alcohol?

This should teach me to go a little overboard  huh.gif

Should I?

#2 cinnabubble

Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:44 PM

No reason to. You avoid thoe things in pregnancy because you have a depressed immune system that makes you more susceptible to contracting listeria. Once you're not pregnant, there's no problem.

#3 Lyra

Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:45 PM

I have never heard of those things being bad. I have only ever been concerned about alcohol or drugs eg antibiotics

#4 bubblebear

Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:53 PM

Those foods are to be avoided in pregnancy, not breastfeeding. As far as I know the only foods you should avoid are ones that give your baby a bad reaction (if any). Otherwise eat away!

#5 lucky 2

Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:04 PM

Another one saying "why?" to myself, why would you need to not bf if you had seafood, even raw? If anyone was to get food poisoning it would be you and your bub would benefit from your milk as it would contain antibodies to protect bub from that particular infection.
If you are fine, she is fine.

#6 EsmeLennox

Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:05 PM


#7 chloemo

Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:07 PM

You can eat almost anything now, the only thing that will affect the baby is alcohol, coffee, and curries.
Not seafood, or cheese or Nuts.

#8 cinnabubble

Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:08 PM

You can eat almost anything now, the only thing that will affect the baby is alcohol, coffee, and curries.

All those poor children in India and Sri Lanka with undrinkable breastmilk...

Just kidding -- curries are fine as well.

#9 lucky 2

Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE (chloemo @ 29/05/2010, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can eat almost anything now, the only thing that will affect the baby is alcohol, coffee, and curries.
Not seafood, or cheese or Nuts.

I agree in regards to alcohol but not in regards to coffee and curries. As for coffee and over consumption may cause some nervous system irritability to the bub, and the research is not clear on exactly how much is "over consumption" but the potential problem of irritability is dose related, so lower doses are better than higher doses, and a prem baby is more likely to be affected than a term or older baby. I drank 2 plunger coffees each day when bfing, but I am very attached to my coffee! In terms of dosage it is the caffeine that is the stimulant so some women will avoid coffee and tea but be drinking other caffeinated beverages, Coke/cola, energy drinks that have/may have caffeine in them.

#10 disorganisedmum

Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:07 PM

Thanks for all the replies.

Don't know why for some reason I thought oysters are a no-no, probably because I was reading something about some mums not eating shellfish in case of allergies and started second-guessing myself.

I have to say it was worth it though. 1 year without oysters is just too long original.gif

#11 Lyra

Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:11 AM

I also think that different babies react to different things. My first baby I had to really, really limit my coffee intake. Second baby I had to avoid cauliflower LOL

Both babies I was fine with eating curries biggrin.gif

#12 Obesa cantavit

Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:16 AM

I am in to my 6th year of BF (3 kids) and I have only ever avoided foods (and only for a short time) that my babies had a reaction to. In my case it was cabbage and onion with DD3 as a newborn, she is fine with it now.

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