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low carb and breastfeeding?

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princessleiaoflondon Tue 23-Dec-14 10:54:49

My dd is nearly 4 months old and ebf.

Before I got pregnant I was eating vegetarian low carb. I didn't do it when pregnant as I had horrendous morning sickness for the first 5 months and could only stomach a limited range of food most of which were not low carb.

I'm about 5kg more than I was before I got pregnant so I'd like to eat low carb again.

My question is will eating low carb affect my breastmilk?

Superworm Wed 24-Dec-14 12:55:22

It will be fine smile

Breast milk isn't effected by your diet. Most important thing is that you're eating adequately to sustain your own health. I breast fed for 2.5 years and was low carb for a fair bit of that.

StuntNun Thu 25-Dec-14 18:19:20

It's fine apart from the carb flu hit me pretty hard so I think I would ease myself into it a bit more slowly, probably by adding a piece of fruit or something similar rather than going straight into full on Bootcamp. I went low carb at 8 months with no breastfeeding issues at all. Just make sure you're taking a supplement so your own nutritional resources don't get depleted.

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