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isis the slim fast diet safe while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Diet not safe: Its not a good idea to diet while breastfeeding. The baby on its own will be taking in anywhere from an additional 500-1000 calories a day. If your intake is suboptimal, it could affect your infant nutrition, growth and developent. The first year of infant life is too important for brain development to have you diet while breast feeding.

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I dieted and think I now have a shrunken stomach. It is one fourth the size of normal. Does anyone have this?

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