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Can I eat a vegan diet while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Ron E. Bell
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You have to be careful of carb-fat-protein ratios.
Remember you are feeding 2.

In brief: Yes

You have to be careful of carb-fat-protein ratios.
Remember you are feeding 2.
Dr. Ron E. Bell
Dr. Ron E. Bell
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Vegitarians can certainly breast feed successfully.
Those who avoid dairy and eggs along with meats often need to supplement B12 which is found in those products. Those new to the vegan life need good dietary instruction before a pregnancy or breastfeeding. Those who grow up in a vegan family will have learned how to balance thier nutrition which is a must to avoid problems.

In brief: Yes

Vegitarians can certainly breast feed successfully.
Those who avoid dairy and eggs along with meats often need to supplement B12 which is found in those products. Those new to the vegan life need good dietary instruction before a pregnancy or breastfeeding. Those who grow up in a vegan family will have learned how to balance thier nutrition which is a must to avoid problems.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Lang
Also unless you supplement with vitamin D your breast milk will have very little for the baby.
Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Just make sure you eat plenty of protein and you may want to give your baby supplemental iron drops.

In brief: Yes

Just make sure you eat plenty of protein and you may want to give your baby supplemental iron drops.
Dr. Becky White
Dr. Becky White
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