Breastfeeding diet plan

Pediatrician Jay Gordon, MD, shares advice for breastfeeding mothers on which foods to avoid when breastfeeding if your baby is having discomfort or gas after feeding
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Breastfeeding diet plan

Breastfeeding diet plan If your baby is having abdominal discomfort, a lot of gas, a lot of crying after feeding, it can be very normal. Babies grow quickly, they drink large volumes of breastmilk, and they can be unhappy. I've talked to ladies who say that their doctors told them that their babies were allergic to their breastmilk and they should stop breastfeeding. This is absurd and dangerous advice. A baby can be allergic to things in the breastmilk. At least half of babies dislike it when moms drink cow's milk while they are breastfeeding. The amino acids of cow's milk, goat's milk and sheep milk, can be offensive to a babies intestinal tract. There are some babies that are allergic to eggs, wheat, corn, and soy. If there is a real problem, you may need to eliminate all of those foods and start with a small diet and add foods from there. The top of the list, the top of the line allergen is cow's milk. Babies whose moms stopped drinking milk and eating cheese, very often lose a lot of the gas and a lot of the discomfort. It is very much worth trying.

Pediatrician Jay Gordon, MD, shares advice for breastfeeding mothers on which foods to avoid when breastfeeding if your baby is having discomfort or gas after feeding


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Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP, IBCLC - In the middle of his residency training, pediatrician Jay Gordon took an unusual step. Deciding that he needed greater knowledge about nutrition, vitamins, and alternative medicine in order to practice medicine the way he wanted to, Dr. Gordon took a Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City. After his residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Dr. Gordon joined the teaching attending faculty at UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Intensely interested in infant nutrition and breastfeeding, Dr. Gordon is the first male physician to sit for and pass the International Board of Lactation Certification Exam and has served on the Professional Advisory Board of La Leche League for 24 years.

In addition to treating patients, he participates in the training of medical students and residents, lectures all over the world, writes books, and writes a monthly column for “Fit Pregnancy” magazine. He has contributed to “New York Parent,” “Parenting” magazine and has been quoted in the L.A. Times, New York Times, and The London Times.

Dr. Gordon’s first book, the well-received Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow, offers a life-changing plan for families who want to make dramatic changes in health and fitness through nutrition. Brighter Baby examines the positive effect that attachment parenting, combined with infant massage, has on children’s health and intelligence. Other releases include: Good Night! The Parents’ Guide to the Family Bed and Hug Your Baby, a Gentle Guide through the First Year, which was released summer, 2002. He also authored Listening To Your Baby: A New Approach to Parenting Your Newborn, which still gets great reviews from parents. His most recent book is The ADD and ADHD Cure, the Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child.

When the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Television and the Media named Dr. Gordon “the most influential doctor in America,” they were referring, tongue-in-cheek, to Dr. Gordon’s role, as the medical script consultant, in eliminating lollipops from the office of “Doctor Weston,” lead character on the sitcom “Empty Nest.”

After two years of consulting on television scripts, sets, and ideas, Dr. Gordon was named CBS TV’s Medical Consultant for Children’s programming. He also worked for five years on ABC Television as the on-air medical correspondent for the “Home Show,” and continues to consult regularly for television and movies. He’s appeared on Fox 11 News, ABC’s 20/20 and most recently on Larry King Live. 

Dr. Gordon contributed and wrote the forward to Smart Medicine for a Healthy Child and The Encyclopedia of Vitamins and Supplements (both published in 1999), is pediatric consultant for “Fit Pregnancy” magazine and a frequent contributor to “Parents,” “Parenting,” and other media outlets.
 Busy as he is, Dr. Gordon finds that his most challenging job is “being a good husband and the best possible parent to my 22 year-old daughter.”

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