U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 22-year-old male asked:

When i'm breastfeeding do i still have to follow the same food regimen as when i was pregnant?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Almost: You need about 500 calories more a day while breastfeeding, at the end of the pregnancy this was 300 calories. Fluids also help with mild production.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
No: You have more freedom while breastfeeding. You can have alcohol for instance. You want to make sure the food you eat won't make you sick though. Wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Your meat and fish should be fresh.

Similar questions

A member asked:

Can I get pregnant if I am still breastfeeding?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Breastfeeding can stop ovulation, but this is highly unreliable.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
once you cut down on the brest feeding to 1-3 times per day it is possible to ovulate and get pregnant before you would ever have a period, if you are breast feeding multiple times per day then that almost always should inhibit ovulation but you are still supposed to use birth control
Sep 26, 2013
Last updated Apr 16, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.