I have been reading Alicia's book, and I wanted to be doing the superhero diet, but I cannot eat miso or parsley, because they will mess with the hormones which stimulate milk production. Instead, for breakfast, I made oatmeal from scratch, without sugar, and added a few flax seeds, some mapeline, a little honey (because I don't have the sweetners mentioned in the book yet), a little vanilla extract, and some raisins. I had a bowl of romaine and iceberg lettuce with it.
Hi Lisa, I think miso is a perfectly acceptable food while breastfeeding. In fact, it might be beneficial. I'm not sure about parsley...I don't think small amounts would be harmful for milk production...how old is your baby?
I found instant miso in my grocery store and it had sage or parsley in it. I guess I will have to find time and make Alicia's recipe, eh? It has neither in it. I have http://www.amazon.com/Breastfeeding-Mothers-Guide-Making-More/dp/007159857XIt says not to have either those or peppermint while breastfeeding. Even in small amounts, it makes you produce less milk, and makes your baby frustrated & left hungry.
I'm breastfeeding my child and have never had any issues with miso or parsley. In fact, last spring when I was making green juices with a handful of parsley, I seemed to be producing more milk than ever.
I personally don't think eating these things in recipes is going to do any damage...I think using certain herbs medicinally or in large amounts could. Like I wouldn't brew large pots of parsely tea and drink it but putting a few sprigs in something...no big deal.
This link to kellymom lists some things (including parsley and sage) but note it says in large amounts and not amts typically found in cooking.
I'm full time nursing my 3rd son who is 5 months, and not yet on solid food. I've nursed all my boys, spanning almost 5 years and have never heard that you should not eat parsley or miso with parsley in it. I eat parsley, granted, not in huge amounts, and have not ever had a problem. If you're drastically changing your diet while you are nursing, your little one will likely be fussy during the change because your milk will be changing too. So don't get worried theyr'e not getting enough or your milk production is down, very likely, it is not, it's just not full of the same sugar and fat your little one is used to getting! :-) -K.
I'm having a difficult time with my little one. He is 3 1/2 months old, and my third baby. He is very sensitive to tofu, broccoli, beans, cauliflower, etc...all the things that I love to eat! I am at a loss of what to cook now that is not going to cause his little tummy distress. Any ideas?
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