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Is acacia senegal for weight loss safe during breastfeeding?

Is acacia senegal for weight loss safe during breastfeeding?

Don't take during : Breastfeeding for weight loss. Your baby is absorbing it too. Breastfeeding normally can cause weight loss naturally from the amount of energy expended around the clock. Best not to take any supplements during breast-feeding. Just get your rest when your baby does too. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is plexus slim weight loss stuff safe to try while breastfeeding?

Is plexus slim weight loss stuff safe to try while breastfeeding?

Plexus Slim: It is not recommended. Some of the ingredients may cause decrease in breast milk production. ...Read more

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Hi is it safe for me to use aloe for weight loss while im breastfeeding a 2 year old baby?

Hi is it safe for me to use aloe for weight loss while im breastfeeding a 2 year old baby?

Better option: The best way to lose weight is by adopting a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits, veggies and lean protein (plant based proteins are ideal) and regular exercise. Aloe can cause diarrhea and there are not good safety data for nursing moms. ...Read more

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I am excusively breastfeeding my 3 month old, is it safe to take hoodia to help with weight loss?

I am excusively breastfeeding my 3 month old, is it safe to take hoodia to help with weight loss?

No: There is no evidence that is effective. The ingredients aren't standardized and no good information how it is metabolized. So just unknown so not currently safe. All the best. ...Read more

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How does breastfeeding help with weight loss?

How does breastfeeding help with weight loss?

Milk is high caloric: "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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Does breastfeeding really help with weight loss?

Does breastfeeding really help with weight loss?

Depends: Breast feeding can utilize 400+ calories/day which is more than you can burn with an hour on an exercise bike. If you tailor your diet to match your pre-pregnancy weight instead of eating "for two", you can lose weight. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding diet advice, i want help weight loss but still be healthy?

Breastfeeding diet advice, i want help weight loss but still be healthy?

Breast feeding: Usually, breast feeding on demand with adequate milk flow should help you loose your pregnancy weight . ...Read more

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What's a good weight loss diet to do while breastfeeding? I would like to loose 30 lbs.... Is that realistic while still nursing?

What's a good weight loss diet to do while breastfeeding?  I would like to loose 30 lbs.... Is that realistic while still nursing?

Breast feeding: If you're breast feeding you are using up an additional 1000 calories a day. You shouldn't diet in addition to that. You need to eat a well balanced meal for yourself and the baby. You should lose 2 pounds a week by breast feeding alone. More than that is not recommended. ...Read more

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I have been going to the gym for 12 weeks now. I'm circuit training, watching what I eat, and breastfeeding. No weight loss...Any idea why?

Fewer calories?: It sounds like you've been working hard and you are probably making more progress than you realize so don't give up! Circuit training is a great weight loss tool. I would focus on your calories "in" now. If you are not losing weight, chances are your calories (no matter how healthy) are still too high for you to lose weight. Go to www.myfitnesspal.com for a great support and tracking site. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's ok to drink weight loss protein shake's while breastfeeding?

No: I am not convinced that it is ever safe to take these things.Certainly there is no safety data or proof that they work at all.Be careful! ...Read more

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Can i take appetite suppressants or weight loss shakes while breastfeeding?

Can i take appetite suppressants or weight loss shakes while breastfeeding?

Weight Loss: I do not think it is wise to do either while you are nursing. the act of nursing itself causes some weight loss, but to give your child all the nutrition it needs takes a lot of calories and energy. You can not do this while suppressing your appetite. ...Read more

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What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

Healthy Habits.: Stay well hydrated. Get regular exercise, and continue to breast-feed. Also make sure that you eat a healthy well-balanced diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Will a doctor not Subscribe weight loss medication until I stop breastfeeding?

Will a doctor not Subscribe weight loss medication until I stop breastfeeding?

No: Medications need to be limited when you are breastfeeding as well as when you are pregnant. While you are breastfeeding, weight loss medications should not be prescribed. ...Read more

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Is the all natural weight loss supplement called ACE ok to take while breastfeeding a 1 year old?

Is the all natural weight loss supplement called ACE ok to take while breastfeeding a 1 year old?

No: Weight loss supplements are never a good idea, especially while pregnant or breastfeeding. From what i can tell, it looks like this "supplement" is just a very high caffeine drink - like an energy drink. While a small amount of caffeine is okay while breastfeeding, a large amount is not recommended. ...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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Is it safe to take Garcinia Cambogia while breastfeeding? Is this a safe way to lose weight?

Is it safe to take Garcinia Cambogia while breastfeeding? Is this a safe way to lose weight?

Garcinia Cambogia: This is from WebMD: "In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration warned everyone to stop using a weight-loss product that contained garcinia cambogia because some people taking it got serious liver problems. The product had other ingredients, too, so it's not clear that garcinia cambogia was to blame. While some research suggests the supplement is safe for your liver, other research says no." ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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