Weight Loss While Breastfeeding?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Sheila
Posted on: August 06, 2006

I was wondering if you knew any safe herbs or what not that I could take to help me lose weight while im breastfeeding? I’m not exclusively breastfeeding. Its just for comfort. He gets nutrients from other foods.

We don’t recommend herbs for weight loss. We do recommend using the diet, including following a low glycemic index diet. Please see other answers to questions about weight on our website www.richters.com. Choose "Q&A" form the main menu, then enter "weight" for the search.

Even though your son is eating other foods, it is not a good idea to diet while breastfeeding in any way other than giving up "bad" foods (junk foods, sugar, fried foods etc.) and replacing them with food that is nourishing to you and your baby (for example, fresh fruits and vegetables and small amounts of good quality protein, especially wild fish).

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