The Pastor of our church has called for a church wide fast( liquids only) for one week. I am exclusively bf my 3 month old baby . I would like to participate in the fast if I can find a way to do so without it affecting my milk supply. I was thinking of using protein shakes in place of meals and of plenty of fluids and possibly liquid gelatin and chicken broth. What do you think. No bashing please.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on May. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by aeneva at 4:46 PM on May. 2, 2009
Answer by doosti at 4:36 PM on May. 2, 2009
Answer by Tickledtrauma at 4:37 PM on May. 2, 2009
Answer by serioussifL at 4:41 PM on May. 2, 2009
Wow that sounds really extreme. What church do you go to that advocates this? And your breast milk may diminish if you aren't taking in enough fluids, but as long as you aren't starving your milk won't change much.Baby will be fine, however you will have the life sucked out of you (literally) at double the speed.You're supplying all of your own vitamins as well as baby's.. If you don't supplement with vitamins or something your running a big risk. The baby will literally suck the calcium out of your bones/teeth, along with any other vitamins you have. That's the reason it's important to eat healthy while pregnant and nursing.. it's not for the baby, it's more for you.I wouldn't do it honestly. You can seriously damage yourself like that, even die from an imbalance of electrolytes and potasium (heart failure). That's a dangerous game.
Answer by s.teph at 4:47 PM on May. 2, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on May. 2, 2009
I should clarify.. when I say baby will be fine.. I mean in content your milk won't change much from that of a normal diet. The vitamins and minerals are pulled from your body depleating your body even more son than normal, which is why it's important to continue taking prenatal/nursing vitamins. The other ladies are correct in that your milk will dip in supply, usually due to a lack of liquid but also fat content and calories. You may force yourself into early weaning if you continue with this plan
Answer by s.teph at 4:52 PM on May. 2, 2009
Answer by bluelady27 at 4:56 PM on May. 2, 2009
Op here.LOL.. It is not about the fast being mandatory or if I think I will go to hell if I don't .Although fasting a regular part of my religion. I have fasted before, but never while nursing. The Pastor feels the need to fast ,and has asked those who can, to fast with him for a week.. I just wanted to participate in the fast and wanted to know if I could safely while nursing.Thanks for all your responses .. It has been a little while since I did an all liquids fast and I has forgotten about it cleansing the body of toxins.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:03 PM on May. 2, 2009
Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 5:09 PM on May. 2, 2009
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