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Is there a safe and healthy way to diet while breastfeeding?

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Asked by SabrenaLeigh at 1:06 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I wouldnt risk it. you can do alot of cardio workout to help boost your metabolism, butnutricionally i dont think its safe to actually diet while breastfeeding, your baby takes alot out of you.

    Answer by cassie_m at 1:08 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • If you are normal to overweight, yes. You can safely lose about a pound a week. Just keep in mind that you have to keep your fluid intake up and don't cut calories too much, 300-500 should be enough to help you lose weight without messing with your supply. Also, wait until your supply is well established.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:09 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Oh, and I mean cutting calories from your breastfeeding total, NOT your pre-pregnancy total.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:39 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Just eat more fruits and vegetables. BF helps you lose weight but don't go to extremes to lose weight at this point

    Answer by soccerfanatic14 at 3:41 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

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