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Hi Melissa! Chiming in as I am also a breastfeeding Mama and love this subject. You may notice some subtle detox effects from eliminating sugar (headaches and cravings for a couple days) but there is no need to be concerned for your sweet baby. In fact, reducing or eliminating sugar is beneficial for your breastmilk. Also, dairy has a tendency to cause issues for some breastfed babies but not all. You may notice that your baby has less gas when you eliminate dairy. My first child had a small rash on her abdomen that disappeared when I took dairy out of my daily diet. If you LOVE cheese though and it doesn’t seem to cause any nursing issues…feel free to add it back in after the program. Another option: Goat and sheep cheese have a different protein structure than cow’s milk products. They are also naturally lower in lactose. Lactose is the main carbohydrate in milk produced by mammals that can be difficult for many to digest. Just an idea if you are looking for alternatives. Hope this is helpful! Let us know if you have any further questions! Cheers to nursing! 🙂

Posted by: icon Christina S - PN Nutritionist