The thing that you have to maintain for the quality of breast milk is to choose a variety of types of food so that the quality of breast milk will be maintained. Some mothers worry that consuming spicy food will cause health problems in babies starting with heartburn and diarrhea, even though you can consume spicy food in limited quantities and of course it will not cause health problems for yourself. Some spicy foods usually cause a breastfeeding mother to have heartburn so they should be avoided. Spicy food that disturbs the health of breastfeeding mothers if it causes the mother to experience stomach ache and diarrhea will result in decreased quality of breast milk, this is related to health problems of pregnant women not due to spicy food Spicy food that affects a nursing mother is less likely to affect the baby. The spicy taste that arises is due to the compound contained, namely capsaicin in chilies which will cause people who consume it to have a hot, burning sensation on the tongue, but in babies the capsaicin in breast milk will not make the baby’s tongue feel the heat.
The thing you should know is that the production of breastmilk by taking nutrients from the mother’s blood, not from digestion, so if you are worried that the spicy taste of breast milk will affect your baby, you are also worried about the spicy tasting blood. Due to the blood that plays a role in breast milk production. If your baby has diarrhea or digestive problems because you eat spicy food, it is possible that your baby is allergic or sensitive because of the capsaicin content in chilies so that it affects digestion of the baby. So it is suspected that your baby who has diarrhea after you consume chilies is not due to the hot taste of chilies in milk but because of the capsaicin compound which will react allergically or be sensitive to your baby.
Some of the flavors induced by the consumption of a nursing mother’s food have a different time susceptibility. One example is the consumption of cumin seeds which will react for two hours while mint leaves will react six hours after consuming, even the taste of the banana will not be felt in breast milk, apart from that, all the taste will completely disappear within eight hours after consuming the food. the. Thus it can be concluded that food that tastes spicy will not directly cause digestive problems in your baby besides that there are health problems experienced by the baby because the mother consumes spicy food not because the mother’s milk tastes hot in the baby’s mouth and interferes with digestion but because of the compound. capsaicin which will make your baby even sensitive allergy against these spicy foods. For breastfeeding mothers who will consume spicy food, it is recommended to limit their consumption to maintain your health.