I've actually used Slimfast while nursing. There is nothing in the Slimfast products that will hurt your baby. The only real concerns are milk supply and healthy diet. My milk supply was never a problem... I'm a true milk cow. And my diet without slimfast was less healthy than what the Slimfast website recommended for me. The healthy diet is for you and your health... the milk your body makes will not be seriously hurt by a less than ideal diet.
I think the key is to keep a serious eye on your milk supply and make sure you aren't cutting calories too severely. The website does ask if you are nursing and I believe they add in calories to your recommended plan if you are... I know I had more calories than most of my 'buddies' that started at the same size as me. If you use the website to plan healthy meals using Slimfast shakes and bars... I think you will be good to go!
I'd also recommend being sure to follow the dieting tips for nursing mothers here: http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mom/mom-weightlo... They include avoiding 'quick fix diets' including liquid diets... but if used properly Slimfast isn't just a 'quick fix liquid diet'. Again, the website was very helpful to me.
I desperately need to get back to it myself! We should talk! 🙂 I did lose plenty with no trouble in nursing... but I got lazy and quit. Feel free to email me... maybe we can get back in gear together! 🙂
ʙʀᴇᴀsтfeeding burns an extra 500 calories a day ON YOU! A slimfast is what, about 220 calories? Pregnancy nor theʙʀᴇᴀsтfeeding time (if you choose to) afterwards, is the time for thinking about yourself on this. Think of that 5 month old first. If you're not getting enough nutrition, neither is your baby and therefore, that baby is more susceptible to sickness, ear infections, poor development, slower skills, etc. Not just you, but this baby, depends on nutrition. Do the baby a favor, if you're not going to eat more than 1000 calories a day, PLEASE switch the baby to a formula...or even at 5 mos., so baby food too that has nutrition. And, first and foremost, talk to your doctor and your baby's doctor.
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can I drink Slimfast whileʙʀᴇᴀsтfeeding?
WATER drink it like it is the only thing u can have. once i stopped and started drinking def. tea i started to dry up and then i couldʙʀᴇᴀsтfeed any more. and also your body will lose weight from uʙʀᴇᴀsтfeed. give your body sometime. did u know that it will take three years at least for your body to get back to the way it was before u got pg in the first place. i had my son about 16 months ago and my body is still a mess i have lost all the weight and more. but there is alot of things that will happen that no one has told u about. so i would wait till u stop and then if u still want too i would do it then. but if u do i would talk to your babies doctor first. just to check.
You shouldn't replace actual meals with diet shakes whileʙʀᴇᴀsт feeding. You still require more calories whileʙʀᴇᴀsтfeeding, like you did during pregnancy, to keep your supply up. If you're worried about your weight, stop worrying about it for now. Your first priority should be supplying good nutrition for your baby while you'reʙʀᴇᴀsтfeeding. ʙʀᴇᴀsтfeeding alone will help you shed pounds quicker than women who don't. Talk to your Dr. about when you can start exercising and what exercises are appropriate for you. Make sure you're eating a healthy balanced diet and not junk food.
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Sure, but why not have a real milkshake, or smoothie, and a vitamin pill? Those drinks aren't terribly nutritious. The risk of a poor diet is much more to you than the baby; be careful you don't burn yourself out. edit: Slimfast does not "promote weight loss." I don't think anything you put in your stomach really does that, actually. It's marketed as a "meal replacement." And it is junk food. Ingredients for one variety of Slim-fast, found via Google: Fat-free milk, water, sugar, gum arabic, calcium caseinate, cellulose gel, canola oil, potassium phosphate, soybean lecithin, cellose gum, mono and digycerides, maltodextrin, artificial flavor, carrageenan and dextrose. And Ensure: Water, sugar (sucrose), corn syrup, maltodextrin (corn), calcium caseinate, high-oleic safflower oil, canola oil, soy protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, corn oil, calcium phosphate tribasic, potassium citrate, magnesium phosphate dibasic, natural and artificial flavor, soy lecithin, sodium citrate, magnesium chloride, salt (sodium chloride), carrageenan, choline chloride, potassium chloride, ascorbic acid, ferrous sulfate, alpha-tocopheryl acetate, zinc sulfate, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, cupric sulfate, vitamin A palmitate, thiamine chloride hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, folic acid, chromium chloride, biotin, sodium molybdate, sodium selenate, potassium iodide, phylloquinone, vitamin D3 and cyanocobalamin. ... g a r b a g e !
Sure, but you still need to eat regular, healthy meals. Sometimes I will have a Nutriment drink for breakfast-
If you want to lose weight, exercise. I walked off 45 lbs since the birth of my last baby-Source(s): ʙʀᴇᴀsтfeeding mother of 4
you shouldnt go on any form of weight loss whileʙʀᴇᴀsтfeeding.
I was going to go on my old diet, but because iʙʀᴇᴀsт feed - the diet strips your milk of all its nutrients because you have to either go low on carbs or eliminate them.
Don't take any risks, dont worry i feel like a whale - but i have lost alot of my baby weight by walking, drinking HEAPS of water and trying to eat right without being on a diet supplement.
Hey guys, The safer and fastest success that I have ever had was with Jans super plan (you can google it) Without a doubt the most incredible diet plan that I have ever tried.