Monday, April 24, 1995

Is there a weight-loss pill that is safe to take while breastfeeding?

I am having trouble losing weight after the birth of my daughter, and I was wondering if there was a pill or supplement that would be safe to take while I am still breastfeeding her. No rude comments please.

Answer on Is there a weight-loss pill that is safe to take while breastfeeding?

I don't believe anything is safe to take while BF, but that's just my opinion.

Your best bet for weight loss is to watch your diet. Make sure you're drinking up to 1/2 gallon of water or more a day.
Eat up to 5-6 meals a day, with two of those being a healthy snack.
Avoid sodas, chips and anything fried. Bake or grill your foods.
Eat plenty of veggies.
Watch your fruit intake as it does have a lot of sugar, although 2 servings a day is plenty.
Half your normal serving size. DO NOT go back for seconds.
DO NOT starve yourself.
EAt at the same times every day.

Don't call it a diet or you will fail yourself. Say I'm cutting back trying to slim down.

All this is healthy and best for your BF baby too.

Weight loss isn't easy, especially after childbirth. Time, patience and dedication are key.