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14 September 2004 @ 01:03 am
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anyone know if doing the slim-fast diet while nursing is OK?
 
 
 
laughin on September 14th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
From the Slim Fast website:
The Slim·Fast products can be used safely while nursing. There are no drugs, artificial stimulants or appetite suppressants that can affect your breast milk. However, it is not generally recommended that nursing mothers restrict their calorie intake, as you actually need more calories while nursing. The American Dietetic Association suggests you select one additional serving from each area of the Food Guide Pyramid while nursing. Slim·Fast products can make an excellent selection from the dairy group. Again, you should check with your doctor if interested in using Slim·Fast for dieting purposes while breastfeeding.

Also, go here:
http://www.drdonnica.com/faqs/00005897.htm

Looks like it is fine, but make sure you are getting enough calories.