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What diet pill can you take while breastfeeding?

I'm a breastfeeding mom, and I had a c-section 10 weeks ago, I've lost all of my pregnancy weight (22lbs) but I had a little extra weight before I got pregnant, so now I have a tummy roll, where my c-section scar is. It looks so disgusting... I've worked out everyday since the week I left the hospital, but I don't see any results in my mid section, so I'm wanting to try diet pills just to loose the excess fat. Does anyone know of any that are safe to take while breastfeeding?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Ick, don't do that. My god. That's gonna be there for a while! Maybe just try doing a different work out. Google what things you can do to trim your mid section.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 12:21 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • Breastfeeding is probably the best thing you can do to lose the weight! I heard that you have to breastfeed for 4 months before you really start to lose weight! And that is what happened in my case! I lost an extra 10 pounds after 4 months of breastfeeding! You could also try the weight watchers for nursing moms! I wouldn't take any pills!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • Why don't you just give your body a chance to recover? I am guessing that you didn't heed your doctor's advice regarding exercise before your 6 week check up so am also going to assume that consulting your doctor regarding diet pills and breastfeeding wouldn't do you much good either. Why in the world would you want to potentially harm your child...vanity? My suggestion is to not put anything artificial into your body because you do not know how it is going to affect your breastfeeding child. It is now time to quit thinking of yourself and put your child's health first. Exercise and eat well...sure it may take more time then an artificial pill, but at least those two things won't have a detrimental affect on your baby.

    Answer by Colleen801 at 6:55 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • Call your doctor before you take anything!!!

    They don't do studies on diet pills and breastfeeding-most diet pills are not FDA approved. Call your doctor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • none

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • No diet pills are good for BFing moms....or even moms who aren't. If you've just had a baby, the first year is HARD on your body, and diet pills can screw with your hormones that are trying to get back into a normal cycle. I suggest a diet and workout plan set up for you by a trainer. They can help you target spots and keep you healthy enough to BF your baby.

    Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 12:24 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • Be patient. Your baby needs you to eat more than you normally would. When I eat very little, the next day or 2 my boobs are smaller and my supply isn't as high. If you want to continue to breastfeed keep the weight for now, lose it later. Do some real research and see why diet pills work temporarily and you'll see exactly why you shouldn't use them.


    Answer by MamaChamp at 12:26 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • NONE!

    Answer by peppermintmocha at 4:19 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • None first of all. And if you started to workout your stomach a week after a C-Section...um not good...you may never get rid of it cause the muscles are damaged

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • None. The ingredients in diet pills that cause you to lose weight are not good for anyone let alone babies to be receiving via breast milk. The reason you have fat stores to begin with is so that your body can make an adequate milk supply for your child to eat. Diet pills can help you accelerate the burning of the calories that you're eating. They do not magically go in and eat away the fat you already have. You need to be patient. "Burning fat" is a common clique. You can't actually "burn" fat. Once it's there, it's always there (unless you get lipo of course), you can only make the fat molecules smaller ("flatten fat" is actually more accurate). That's done by exercise. I highly doubt that diet pills will help you get rid of annoying bulges anyway. You're just going to keep having to work on it naturally. Good luck!


    Answer by NovemberLove at 8:27 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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