15Giving Greens Gives Bad Gas

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On the night of my junior prom, my mother looked me in the eye and told me, "Don't eat broccoli." I giggled, but she sure didn't. She went on to explain that broccoli contains high amounts of sulfur compounds - not good for prom night. Just the word sulfur stuck with

me, and I've avoided it on every single date or outing. That little tidbit of information proved useful not just in dating life, but in motherhood as well when it came to breastfeeding. I soon found that my broccoli and cheese soup for lunch wasn't great for my breastfed baby! When it comes to breastfeeding, your baby gets all the nutrients and calories they need while nursing away, but when you find yourself eating foods that have high amounts of sulfur, you are just asking for a bad case of gas for mama AND baby.

Other green veggies to avoid include asparagus, brussel sprouts, cabbage, artichokes, and peas.

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