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Can I do the Harcombe diet while breastfeeding?

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Junebugjr Tue 05-Nov-13 20:04:14

Hi OP, I've more or less followed Harcombe for about 3 yrs, I've done phase 1 when BF, I didnt see any decrease in my milk, and dd seemed happy enough, although she was on food mainly like your baby.

Slavetominidictator Thu 31-Oct-13 21:37:38

Thanks very much. Will start with phase 2 then go onto phase 1 when I finally give up bfing.

SpangleMaker Wed 30-Oct-13 23:21:07

I can't see any reason why phase 1 shouldn't be done while bfing from the pov of the child. She warns (and this was true for me) you might feel pretty rough during the first few days and this would probably not be a good idea if you were bfing a young baby, but I can't see why it would be a problem with a weaning toddler smile. But if you're worried you could start with phase 2 and try phase 1 later.

giraffeseatpineapples Wed 30-Oct-13 22:36:01

I think they reccommend skipping phase 1 and moving straight on to phase 2. You could do phase 2 then move back to phase 1 for a week once you finih bf.

Slavetominidictator Wed 30-Oct-13 17:41:13

I'm about to give up breastfeeding my 17 month old. I have been trying to do this for months... Things keep getting in my way and I am desperate to get started on the Harcombe diet.
I have not done it while breast feeding as I don't want any effects of phase 1 to be passed onto my DD. Anyone scientific, does this add up? I am now so keen to start on losing weight and getting my body back properly that I wondered if I can just start this and the possible reduction in milk might help DD to stop anyway..... Any ideas? Thanks.

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