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Can a breastfed baby be affected by what mother eats or does even if the mother doesn't show any symptoms of herself being affected?

The important thing to understand is that breastmilk is made in the alveoli using proteins, sugars and fat from the mother's blood supply, not from the mother's digestive tract. The make up of these '...
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Can a breastfed baby be affected by what mother eats or does even if the mother doesn't show any symptoms of herself being affected?

Yes. When I was being breastfed by my mother, I broke out in hives. Her doctor put her on an elimination diet, and it turns out that when she cut chocolate out of her diet my hives went away. She's ...
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When should babies start eating solids?

Dutch guidelines (Voedingscentrum) are a bit more progressive than their American counterparts. They advise to start at 4 months already with a few spoonfuls a day of fruit or vegetable, and around ...
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