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

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

The Bump Expert

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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Leigh Anne O'Connor, IBCLC and past President of New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA)