We came across a link today on Baby Formula - which made us want to share this with you all.
If a Mother has had to be on a specific diet (see the paragraph below the link below) whilst being pregnant, then there is absolute reason to continue this diet whilst breast feeding your baby, so for example if you have been on a dairy or cow dairy or soya dairy free or goat free diet then absolutely stick to the same diet, especially if you are 'positively' encouraged to breastfeed (sadly often staff just don't have the time these days to encourage Mum's to breast feed but there are still a few of the old fashioned types of Midwives who are passionate and extremely supportive of breast feeding babies and who give you all the time in a day to encourage you to persevere at what can be a painful, emotional and heart wrenching time for any new Mum.
However, if for whatever reason you are unable to breastfeed then try hard to stand your ground by encouraging the Hospitals to accept that you want your baby to be fed the same kind of dairy that you have been taking whilst carrying your child or whilst pregnant, at least until he/she is weaned and try hard to eat the same things that you ate when you were pregnant. Remember what you have eaten for the previous 9 months has fed your baby in every way, if you change your diet all of a sudden and are breastfeeding then expect a change in your child . . if you insist of decide you want to change your diet immediately after giving birth, then please, please change it slowly.