I Have Food Poisoning, Can I Still Breastfeed?

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I have food poisoning can I still breastfeed
Yes, you can still breastfeed when you have food poisoning. However, only eat the foods that are easily digested by your baby. Read below to learn more.

I have food poisoning, can I still breastfeed? This is the new query we answer in this article so sit tight and learn what we’re about to share.

First, you need to clear your mind and understand that your baby will require your breastmilk more than anything the first few months.

If you are planning to find alternates to breastmilk like formulas or powdered-milk, you are harming your baby – not only will this slow or even stop the normal growth of your baby but also make your baby fussy and confused.

That said, it is very clear that you need to be providing your baby with breastmilk for the first few months – 9 months at least.

After that, you can try formulas or powdered-milk but we would still advise you to continue breastfeeding your baby for as long as you can – this is healthy for your baby, a lot.

Now that it’s clear that it’s crucial for you to be providing your baby with breastmilk, can you keep on breastfeeding while you have food poisoning? Let’s find out.

I have food poisoning, can I still breastfeed?

To answer this question, first you need to understand that food poisoning has everything to do with your own body, not your baby; whatever you eat during food poisoning will affect your own self, not your baby.

But that doesn’t mean you can continue eating anything you want.

There are foods that can disturb the digestive tract of your baby and there are foods that can make your baby avoid many different problems/ issues.

Which foods do you think you should stick to? I would stick to the ones that are healthy for my baby.

With that being said, yes you can still breastfeed when you have food poisoning, but please eat foods that are easily digested by your baby and create no problems.

If you have no clue what you should be consuming to make sure your baby is healthy and isn’t affected, start with these foods:

  1. Bananas
  2. White Rice
  3. Applesauce
  4. Toast
  5. Mashed Potatoes
  6. Oatmeal
  7. Yogurt
  8. Kimchi
  9. Kefir
  10. Pretzels
  11. Chicken

This is all there is about breastfeeding while having food poisoning.

If you think we missed something that you think is related to this query, please write to us in the comments section below and we will be very glad to add it to this article as soon as possible.


When to see a doctor?

If you have food poisoning, you need to work with your doctor from day 1.

However, that doesn’t affect your baby in any way.

It’s all related to your own self.


A. Yes, you can still breastfeed while having food poisoning.

B. You must make notes of what you are eating to make sure your baby can digest it easily.

C. There are 11 foods that are good for you and your baby, something you can start with today if you want.

D. You should be seeing your doctor if you want to do something about food poisoning.

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The information contained within this article and overall site is merely for informational purposes and is based on historical facts. Please always consult with your dietitian before creating a diet plan for yourself.