What To Avoid While Breastfeeding, From Botox To Wine To Weed
Pediatrician Natasha Burgert, MD, FAAP, National Spokesperson for the
American Academy of Pediatrics and an expert for
Philips Avent, explains that when doctors advise mothers to avoid certain foods, medicines, or activities during breastfeeding, there are two reasons
: They either make milk production hard or they affect the quality of the milk. When it comes to quality, she says most moms think that if they indulge in something on the “avoid when breastfeeding” list, such as a glass of wine or roll of sushi, they’ll need to “dump and pump” to get any toxins from the mercury or alcohol out of the milk. But that’s not exactly true.