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Leigh Anne O'Connor
Lactation Specialist

Beans And Breastfeeding?

Can I eat beans while breastfeeding? Will they make baby gassy?

Yes, you can totally eat beans while breastfeeding. In fact, they’re a great source of energy and protein, so go ahead and indulge in that bean dip.

Some moms worry that beans can cause  gassiness in baby. But while eating pintos or limas might give you some gas, they won’t have that same effect of baby. That’s because your body will break down the carbs before they pass over to baby. Enjoy!

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