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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Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 12:24 PM on Feb. 5, 2009Credits: 19 Level 3
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.
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Feb. 5, 2009
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, 2009Credits: 976 Level 13
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