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Could you take fastin (phentermine) or another appetite suppresant safely during breastfeeding?

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Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: Phentermine, the active ingredient in Fastin, (phentermine) is not safe while breastfeeding. Losing weight during breastfeeding can be achieved with a balanced diet, limiting starchy and sugary and processed foods, and gentle exercise.

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