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Can you follow the 5:2 diet whilst breastfeeding?

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mostlyconfused Thu 06-Mar-14 22:33:31

I plan on breastfeeding my DS but also want to lose weight ASAP. Can I follow this diet safely if I am breastfeeding ?

BigChocFrenzy Thu 06-Mar-14 22:54:17

Yes, but have 1000 cals on FDs, instead of 500. Some BFers gradually reduce to 750

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MetellaEstMater Thu 06-Mar-14 23:46:31

I'm currently breastfeeding DD2 who is eight weeks and have done two weeks of 5:2, so four fast days so far. I'm finding it great but the day after fast day two I did notice DD was fussing during her first feed of the day so wondered whether my supply had been effected.

DD has a bottle of formula a few times a week to get her used to it (DD1 was a bottle refuser so don't want that situation again for various reasons!), so I do one FD at 1000 calories and one at 750. I spoke to my GP at the six week check and he is a 5:2er for the health benefits do very supportive. It's a huge help to me that DH also fasts, no weight to lose but he finds it energising!

MetellaEstMater Thu 06-Mar-14 23:49:59

Should have said - on the FD which was followed by DD fussing at her feed is stupidly oy had circa 600 cals. Definitely not enough!

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