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Is It Safe To Diet While Breastfeeding
What is a safe diet while breastfeeding? I can't seem to loose the weight i had gained while pregnant.
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What to do if I am breastfeeding my 9 mo old and need to lose weightis it safe to do the South Beach Diet while breastfeeding?
Yes: South beach has balanced meals and great menus. Just do not cut your calories too much. ...Read more
Ask: Ask your doctor, pediatrician, or call the 800# on the bottle and ask someone at the company. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?
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?
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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
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
Well balanced diet: No particular restriction. Light drinking is also allowed. Remain well hydrated. ...Read more
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
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
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
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