If your baby is getting gassy, you might try eliminating one thing at a time, and see what makes it go away. Some "common gassy goods are onions, cabbage, garlic, and dairy, though there can be others. My son was getting really gassy when I had milk, and eliminating that made a big difference. Milk also makes me gassy, and while the gas itself cannot get into the milk, often what irritates mommy's digestive tract will also irritate baby's tract. Watch out with foods that bug Dad's stomach, too. My hubby has stomach problems with apple juice, and so does my son. So really, it all just depends on your kid. The other stuff we've had no problems with.
Oatmeal is good for your milk supply, just an FYI, but really, the best thing you can do is eat a balanced diet, and try to avoid junk food. Those flavors pass into your milk, and what you eat now affects what foods the baby likes later.
at 3:16 AM on Feb. 20, 2010