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What is a safe diet while breastfeeding? I can't seem to loose the weight i had gained while pregnant.

What is a safe diet while breastfeeding?  I can't seem to loose the weight i had gained while pregnant.

Weight watchers: Weight watchers offers a sensible, well established diet plan that works. They make adjustments for breastfeeding, so it's completely safe. They will also make recommendations for exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is it safe to diet and lose weight while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to diet and lose weight while breastfeeding?

Yes: "dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories). ...Read more

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Isis the slim fast diet safe while breastfeeding?

Isis the slim fast diet safe while breastfeeding?

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. ...Read more

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How do I know if a diet supplement is safe to take while breastfeeding?

How do I know if a diet supplement is safe to take while breastfeeding?

Ask: Ask your doctor, pediatrician, or call the 800# on the bottle and ask someone at the company. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding my 2month old. Is it safe to change diet to lose 50 lbs? I want to go on joel Fuhrmans diet. Vegan. will my body dump toxins in milk?

Breastfeeding my 2month old. Is it safe to change diet to lose 50 lbs?  I want to go on joel Fuhrmans diet. Vegan. will my body dump toxins in milk?

No!: I would not recommend dieting while breast feeding. It takes an enormous amount of calories to produce breast milk. If you want to continue to produce good quality milk, don't diet. If you eat a normal amount of food, you are likely to lose weight anyways. And if you're vegan, make sure to take B12 supplements and to give your baby 400 IU of vitamin D a day. Best of luck! ...Read more

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?

Who knows?: The product doesn't list it's ingredients other than a type of fiber. That should be a huge red flag to you. The company has also had a class action lawsuit filed against it for false claims, another red flag. Save your money. Diet and exercise are the way to go. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding 3m old.Safe to go vegan?Can I change my diet to fruits,vege,whole grains,nuts,legumes + seads.I take b12/prenat.will I detox/ hurt baby?

Breastfeeding 3m old.Safe to go vegan?Can I change my diet to fruits,vege,whole grains,nuts,legumes + seads.I take b12/prenat.will I detox/ hurt baby?

Calcium?: Let's think about your calcium here. You need 1200 mg of calcium daily so you may need additional supplement. Baby will leach calcium out of your bones in order to get enough while you are breastfeeding him, but your bones will become brittle in the process. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What is the best breastfeeding diet?

What is the best breastfeeding diet?

Your typical diet: If your typical diet is a healthy balanced diet, no need to change. If you are trying to lose weight, keep in mind that breastfeeding consumes 350-500 calories per day, and adjust accordingly. There are no foods to specifically avoid or include. ...Read more

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Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

No: You should be eating a very well rounded, well balanced healthy diet for your health and your baby. ...Read more

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What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

Nursing diet: Ffollow the same dietary guidelines while breast feeding as you did while pregnant, including prenatal vitamins ...Read more

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What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

Nursing diet: follow the same dietary guidelines while breast feeding as you did while pregnant, including prenatal vitamins . ...Read more

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How will my diet affect my baby while I am breastfeeding?

How will  my diet affect my baby while I am breastfeeding?

Depends: Some babies have been shown to react to what their moms eat. Keeping a diary or elimination diets are able to determine specifics. ...Read more

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Need expert help. I am still breastfeeding my baby, what diets work best?

Need expert help. I am still breastfeeding my baby, what diets work best?

Eat a balanced diet: There are no better foods for the breast feeding mom than a "well balanced diet." mothers should also drink sufficient quantities of fluid to prevent thirst. Include deep sea fish twice a week in your diet plan to ensure getting enough dha (omega-3 fatty acid ) which enhances neuronal development in infants' brain. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go on a diet while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to go on a diet while breastfeeding?

Carefully: When you are nursing, you are passing nutrition to your baby so first and foremost eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Avoid any diet pills, shots, or supplements. Get reasonable exercise including and weight training. Some women lose their milk supply when they diet or lose weight rapidly, so monitor closely. ...Read more

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What are the diet changes needed for breastfeeding?

What are the  diet changes needed for  breastfeeding?

Well balanced diet: No particular restriction. Light drinking is also allowed. Remain well hydrated. ...Read more

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Have you tried the elimination diet while breastfeeding?

Have you tried the elimination diet while breastfeeding?

Eat and drink enough: Although everyone is eager to lose wt after baby, eating and drinking adequate amounts during the months you are breastfeeding is also important in providing adequate nutrition for your baby. You are hungry because you are (still) eating for two. Do what you can to increase your daily activity to burn calories (get out for walks, etc, and take baby with you if you can s/he will enjoy the ride). ...Read more

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Does added iron my own diet help my baby through my breastfeeding?

Does added iron my own diet help my baby through my breastfeeding?

Iron supplementation: No. Additional iron in your diet will not increase the iron content of your breast milk . The bioavailability of iron from breast milk is excellent and iron deficiency is almost never seen in exclusively or primarily breast fed infants. ...Read more

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Please recomened a diet plan for me while breastfeeding my 8 month olld baby?

OK: Best to eat a normal diet with lots of milk and cheese. Continue taking your prenatal/ multivitamin. It is very important to drink lots of fluid to stay hydrated too provide suffient milk for the baby. ...Read more

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Which is the most ultimate diet plan for losing baby weight if you are breastfeeding?

Which is the most ultimate diet plan for losing baby weight if you are breastfeeding?

Weight Loss: Your metabolism is like a fire. Fuel it regularly to maximize it. Eat palm sized portion of protein and complex carb every 2-3 hr. Sprinkle 4 fruits & 4-5 veggie portions across the day. Hydrate! water intake (10 oz x 10 times a day) will help you lactate and lose weight by helping all of your body's cells work well! exercise:take infant out for walk 2times a day 20-30min.Good for mood too! ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more