Although the sweet coos and wiggly little toes are an unforgettable part of becoming a mom, the first few months of motherhood can be challenging and utterly exhausting. Hilary Duff, mom to a 2-month-old daughter Banks Violet, knows the struggle. Recently, she shared that Banks has been having issues with colic — loud, intense crying three hours or more a day, three or more days a week — on Instagram. Like most curious parents, she turned to the internet for guidance.
"Calling all parents of colic[ky] babies . . . this ends right?," she asked. "Can you ever set them down without them screaming OR waking up? We have read everything the internet has to offer . . . nothing besides nursing basically every hour or less helps! We have done all the obvious things. Please leave magic tricks in comments. Oh and happy new year lol."
Right off the bat, the Younger star got tons of advice. A few parents suggested she use gripe water, while others directed her to see a pediatric chiropractor. But it wasn't until she shared another photo of herself eating Brussels sprouts while breastfeeding an hour later that the advice truly poured in.
According to a few parents in the comments section, eating Brussels sprouts while breastfeeding can potentially make an infant supergassy and lead to colic. "Sweetheart that right there could be the reason for colic," wrote one woman. "Brussels sprouts are a very gassy food as well as cabbage and could be causing sweet baby a tummy ache." Another person chimed in, citing firsthand experience. "Brussel sprouts aren't good when you're breastfeeding – they give gas to the baby," she wrote. "I've learned that the hard way."
Fingers crossed Banks gets through her colicky stage ASAP!