What no-no foods did you continue eating while pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 46
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Helper bee

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@ ImMrsSnow   …this whole thread is about consuming things that aren’t recommended in pregnancy. Those of us who made a choice to consume something that isn’t recommended don’t need to be shamed about it. We’ve done our research. I had GD. Consuming aspartame for a few months is far less harmful than eating buttloads of sugar and letting my glucose levels spike. 

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

carowl :  my post wasnt meant to shame but to inform, because a lot of people are still unaware. No need to get all up in arms and offended ok

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The only thing I avoided through out all 3 of my pregnancies was alcohol, besides one glass of wine on my due date with my 3rd.  Other than that, I ate non-heated up lunch meat from the supermarket, sushi, eggs, soft cheese, etc.  and had 2 cups of coffee a day through out my 2nd and 3rd pregnancy though would not allow for any more caffeine after that.

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Helper bee

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@ ImMrsSnow   no one is up in arms and offended. You’re mistaking a challenge to your post as me being offended, I’m not. I simply think that your post was unnecessary and had an air of “why would you consume that” on this particular thread.

Again, this entire post is about eating things that are not recommended in pregnancy. We are aware of the risks to aspartame, just as we are aware of the risks of cold meat, raw fish, and soft cheese. Your comment was reiterating information that 99% of us know (since, once again, that was the point of this post). I can’t see why there was a need to post information about the dangers of aspartame on a thread about conscious choices we all made during prehnancy, if not to shame. 

Perhaps I’m wrong and that wasn’t your intention; but it’s also entirely possibly that you chose an inappropriate venue to condescendingly “educate” mothers on why their choice to consume a tiny bit of aspartame was causing direct harm to their babies. 

Post # 50
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Im 39 weeks pregnant with my third baby. The only thing I stayed away from during this pregnancy was alcohol.

Post # 51
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Why can’t you eat anything you wanted or drink when you breastfeed especially once your child starts eating food by 12

months? We went on an all inclusive vacation when my son was 11 months and I drank as usual. Very little alcohol goes into the milk when the child is nursing only like 3 times a day… I continued to eat like normal, only cut down caffeine during the first 2 months postpartum when baby was nursing nonstop. Where did you hear this?

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@ sweetocean24   some babies are more effected by caffeine, especially if you cut it out during pregnancy. The official recommendation is to wait 2-3 hours after an alcoholic drink to nurse baby. I think you must have gotten quite lucky to have a baby who only nursed nonstop for 2 months, mine nursed basically every 2 hours until he was nearly a year old. Total boob baby, and this was in addition to him eating regular food. Also a lot of moms have to alter their diet while nursing due to baby’s reactions or allergies. I had to completely eliminate dairy. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yeah, I guess mine wasn’t a fussy eater. He only nursed every 2 hours until like 5/6 months old and would take in a higher quantity less often afterwards. No allergies or issues… but if I wanted a martini or whatnot when we went out to eat I’d have one right after I nursed him. I wasn’t getting like black out wasted lol. He nursed til I got preg again 14 months pp but after 12 Months old he was only nursing morning and night, 2x a day. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

Since I have become pregnant I have given up caffeine, mayonnaise, soft cheeses and I am not missing any of it.

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I was aware of all the restrictions but I didn’t always follow them. I ate salmon sushi from reputable restaurants and runny eggs. One of the best meals that I had when pregnant was a sandwich with turkey (deli meat), green apple, brie cheese and cranberry mayo! I had so many food aversions/nausea and morning sickness that if I found something that I could taste and keep down I ate it. I just tried to listen to my body with foods. If after the first bite it made me more nauseous, I stayed away.

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

All this talk about runny eggs is grossing me out. I HATE eggs haha 😀

Post # 57
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@ carolinabelle   I specifically asked my breastfeeding consultant about whether you can drink and breastfeed and the answer was yes (though not to excess) A glass of wine with dinner etc is fine. She also said the best time was while you were feeding as it would be through your system by next feed.

We were also told to have champagne in labour 🙂 I will add that I didn’t want to drink that much while breastfeeding though as I was getting up in the night to feed so that wouldn’t have been nice with a hangover.

I had to cut out dairy while feeding as my son has CMPA. I don’t tend to eat it anyway so that wasn’t hard for me. I am going nuts on the milk this time though in a hope it might mean this baby doesn’t have CMPA.

Post # 58
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Buzzing bee

I’m avoiding alcohol and usually only have one cup of coffee a day.  Other than that I’m not really avoiding anything.  

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@ Twizbe   I suppose that’s open to interpretation, but the official research and recommendation by the AAP is actually now 4 hours. It was 2-3 hours when I was breastfeeding last year but they changed it in September. Whatever the case, many women who do get pregnant, then breastfeed, then get pregnant right away again spend much longer than 9 months altering their diet which was the original comment I was referencing. 

AAP’s recommendations FWIW @ Twizbe  

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Sugar bee
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@ carolinabelle   I am not in the US so go off NHS recommendations which might be why we were given different opinions.

 

But I am one of those women. I breastfed until my son was 13 months old and was pregnant again when he was 16 months old…. I plan to breastfeed this time for as long if not longer so yep – years of pregnancy / breastfeeding for me. I did get 1 child free night out after I had stopped feeding and before I got pregnant again though…. that was an awesome night.

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