Removing certain foods from your diet while breastfeeding may decrease or prevent digestive problems or allergies in your baby.  Common symptoms suggestive of food intolerances or allergies include excessive crying, blood in stool, reflux, vomiting and green, mucus-like stools, although these don’t always mean food allergies.

 

What Foods to Remove?

  • Milk/dairy products
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Nuts & tree nuts
  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Seafood & shellfish

 

Removing suspected foods from your diet by carefully reading food labels may help decrease/resolve your infant’s symptoms, but it may take 4-6 weeks.  It is important to be patient and keep a food diary.  You may need to see a registered dietician to help create a meal plan.

 

Reading food labels can be difficult.  Here is a list to help, please note it is not a complete list:

Milk/ Dairy Products

  • Cow’s milk
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Cream
  • Custard
  • Half & Half
  • Pudding
  • Sour Cream
  • Yogurt

Ingredients

  • Casein
  • Whey
  • Lactose
  • Lactalbumin
  • Diacetyl
  • Lactulose
  • Rennet Casein
  • Tagatose
  • Recaldent

Eggs

  • Eggs
  • Eggnog
  • Mayonnaise
  • Egg substitutes
  • Meringue
  • Surimi
  • Beware of baked goods, puddings
  • Breaded meats, meatballs, meatloaf

Ingredients

  • Albumin
  • Lysozyme
  • Lecithin
  • Ovalbumin
  • Globulin
  • Ovovitellin

Wheat

  • Bread
  • Crackers
  • Pasta
  • Pizza crust
  • Most flous, all purpose, self-rising and cake flour
  • Couscous
  • Purchase gluten free foods made from tapioca & potato products

Ingredients

  • Bulgar
  • Duram
  • Einkorn
  • Emmer
  • Farina
  • Kamut
  • Mattzoh
  • Semolina
  • Spelt
  • Triticale

Soy

  • Edamame
  • Miso
  • Natto
  • Shoyu
  • Soybean
  • Soy sauce
  • Tamati
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu Quorn

Ingredients

  • Soy
  • Soy flour
  • Soy fiber
  • Soy protein
  • Textured vegetable protein

May in broths, vegetable gums & starches

Nuts & Tree Nuts

  • Avoid all nuts including peanuts
  • Seed are okay
  • Coconut and coconut milk is okay

Ingredients

  • Nut meal
  • Nut meat
  • Nut milk
  • Nut extracts
  • Nut paste
  • Peanut oil

Seafood & Shellfish

  • Avoid all fish
  • Krill
  • Barnacale
  • Crab
  • Crayfish
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp, prawns

Ingredients

  • Check imitation fish
  • Fish stock/sauce
  • Seafood flavoring
  • Surimi
  • Bouillabaisse

Rice

  • Arborio rice
  • Basmati
  • Rice milk
  • Rice cereal
  • Rice cake, flour, noodle, syrup, vinegar
  • Sake and rice wine

Corn

  • Popcorn
  • Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Cupcakes and cakes
  • Pies
  • Tortilla chips
  • Doughnuts
  • Cookies

Ingredients

  • Corn syrup
  • Dextrin
  • Malodextrin
  • Malt and malt syrup
  • Sorbitol
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking soda

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