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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07-01-2015 20:31 #1
07-01-2015 20:51 #2
I did it. But my son was 23 months. It didn't affect my supply to much.
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07-01-2015 20:56 #3
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.
08-01-2015 17:55 #4Senior Member
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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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08-01-2015 21:45 #5
I've been wondering the same thing
09-01-2015 21:02 #6
Bumping just incase
10-01-2015 09:09 #7
Well I've decided to start it. I'll update you all in about a week or so x.
10-01-2015 09:15 #8
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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10-01-2015 10:31 #9
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!
10-01-2015 10:36 #10
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