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    Has anyone tried the Atkins diet while breastfeeding? Is it even okay to do?

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    Here is some info from kellymom.

    I know that for a period of time I cut down on carbs, but never did complete Atkins while BF.
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    Check out the kellymom info.

    However, I would just try to make wiser food choices. Try whole wheat bread and pasta. The atkins diet works, but the minute you so much as even look at btread again ythe weight will come back.


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    Really...I do not want to gain the weight back. I gained too much during pregnancy. Are there any diets out there breastfeeding moms can follow?

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    How old is your LO?
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    Default Re: Breastfeeding and Atkins diet

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*aidannmegan.mom View Post
    Really...I do not want to gain the weight back. I gained too much during pregnancy. Are there any diets out there breastfeeding moms can follow?
    I definetly wouldn't do Atkins then, unless you want to follow that diet forever. No fun at all mamma. I would try weight watchers. If you google I think there is guide for the nursing mother.


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    Default Re: Breastfeeding and Atkins diet

    I would recommend against any fad diet and Atkin's is not healthy long term at all! I just read that when we eat saturated fat our milk contains more of that kind of fat; not what you want to be giving your baby. I'd try to make life choices you can live with long term to be healthier including eating more fruits, veggies, whole grains and also exercising if you don't already.
    Nursed my sweet daughter 3 years, 3 mos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*nolies.mama View Post
    How old is your LO?
    I have a two year old and my son is almost 4 months old. It looks like everyone is suggesting weight watchers instead. Thank you for the advice. How old are yours?

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    That sounds really good actually! Thank you

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    Seems like weight watchers is the way to go ...Thanks Girls]

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