Fussy, crying, colicky babies are usually distressed because they arereacting to foods that their mothers are eating! Indeed, everything abreastfeeding mother eats or drinks ends up in her breastmilk and smallparticles of foods in the breastmilk itself can cause a baby pain anddiscomfort. Because the lining of a baby’s digestive system is porous forthe first four to five months of life, a newborn can react quite negativelyto some of the foods that her mother is eating for the first few months.

Fussy babies are so distressing for new parents. However, a mother can calmher baby easily by eliminating certain foods on a short-term basis. Thefollowing is one of the delicious recipes from The Calm Baby Cookbook, abook written expressly to empower new mothers to calm their babies.

Easy Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
8 carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
1/2 onion, diced
1 can chicken broth
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp. oregano leaves
1 tsp. basil leaves
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Place all of the cubed chicken and chopped vegetables into a large bowl.Drizzle the chicken broth and olive oil over top, and then add the garlic,oregano, basil, sea salt and pepper. Toss well. Pour into two large bakingdishes that have been coated with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and bake at350° F for approximately 1hour. Remove from the oven, stir well and continueto bake, uncovered, for another 30 minutes. Test the potatoes for doneness.

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Author's Bio: 

Dr. Melanie Beingessner is a chiropractor, a breastfeedingcounsellor, an infant massage instructor and the mother of three.She is the author of The Calm Baby Cookbook and offers additionalinformation about pregnancy and breastfeeding on her website:http://www.drmelaniebee.com