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Would it be bad to take a diet aid such as hydroxy cut etc. while you are breastfeeding? If so, why?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Nov. 2, 2008 in Health

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  • I believe HydroxyCut has stimulants (large amounts of caffeine, for one) in it, which would not be a good idea for breastfeeding.

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 11:07 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • yes, the stimulants would go into your milk causing issues with the baby.

    go with something natural such as vitamin b-complex. it's a natural diet aide.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • Not good at all not only because of the stimulants but a lot of those diet aids have not gone through the FDA. So there is not knowing how it affects the breast milk and what kind of reaction athe baby will have. aids will also cut down the production of your milk.

    I know it takes more work but try excersizing when you can and cut back on the fats and sweets,,,That is the best and healthiest way to go...Good luck!

    Answer by nyteowl at 12:40 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • i have heard of a woman on diet pills, breastfeeding, and it gave her baby convulsions, and brain damage, though the woman was abusing the diet pills

    Answer by sylvia-ann at 3:59 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

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