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A 23-year-old female asked:

I want to lose weight and i am breastfeeding, if i ate less rice, does the milk supply also decrease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Eating less rice shouldn't change the breast milk flow. White rice is plain carbohydrate (carbs), so eating a lot of rice isn't healthy anyway. A woman can lose weight while breastfeeding if she eats fewer calories per day than is needed for her personal needs plus for the production of breast milk.

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Last updated Feb 13, 2014

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