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    Default Optifast

    Has anyone done optifast while breastfeeding? I know that on their website it says it's not recommend but my dr seems to think it would be ok. I'm breastfeeding my 8 mo dd, she's eating 3 meals per day and having 4-5 breastfeeds.

    If I were to do optifast would it hurt her? I'm thinking that the low calories might just diminish my milk supply?

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    I did it. But my son was 23 months. It didn't affect my supply to much.

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    I have heaps of milk so I'm not too concerned. There's nothing in the shakes that will hurt her is there? I'm grossly overweight and I've tried everything 😢. Ugh it's so depressing.

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    I am interested too of other peoples thoughts as optifast is a fantastic product but from what I can gather if you consume the shakes 3 times a day or the bars as a back up you may need the odd piece of fruit too but as you are breastfeeding fruit is better than a pig out,

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    I've been wondering the same thing

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    Bumping just incase

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    Well I've decided to start it. I'll update you all in about a week or so x.

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    I think it's all about the low calorie that they advise not to do it while your feeding. Maybe add and extra load of vegies thru out the day to keep your nutrients up

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    Hey Cluckcluck,

    I know you've already decided to do it but I'll let you know that my doctor and midwife think that shakes are fine. My midwife said that they will not affect my milk at all - if anything happened I would just stop supplying.

    The shakes didn't affect my breast feeding at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Best Things View Post
    Hey Cluckcluck,

    I know you've already decided to do it but I'll let you know that my doctor and midwife think that shakes are fine. My midwife said that they will not affect my milk at all - if anything happened I would just stop supplying.

    The shakes didn't affect my breast feeding at all!
    Do you mind me asking how it went? Did you lose much weight? How did you handle the process?


 

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