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meal replacement shakes while breastfeeding?? Carla +2 {EBF} 2 kids; Carencro, Louisiana 1378 posts
3rd Apr '13

Once I have my baby girl I will start working out again to get back in shape.
I did lean shake right before i found out I was pregnant and did work.



my question is can I drink any proteins shake while BF??
with a good '' diet'' healthy eating plan?

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 11974 posts
status 3rd Apr '13

You need a certain amount of calories while breatsfeeding,you shouldn't really diet while doing so. If you still have the right calorie intake recommended then you should be fine to drink the shakes

Carla +2 {EBF} 2 kids; Carencro, Louisiana 1378 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting *PeanutButter*:" You need a certain amount of calories while breatsfeeding,you shouldn't really diet while doing so. If you still have the right calorie intake recommended then you should be fine to drink the shakes"


thats why i said''diet''



I just want to start eating healthy again but i know i need a lil help since I can't take pills

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6801 posts
3rd Apr '13

I guess I would ask the doctor. I know that I was told by an herbalife rep that it was safe during and after pregnancy. But body by Vi was a no no, this was from a body by Vi rep. But Im not to sure about any others/

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 11974 posts
status 3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Carla(36 weeks):</b>" thats why i said''diet'' I just want to start eating healthy again but i know i need a lil help since I can't take pills"</blockquote>



It's recomended to have an additional 500 calories a day while nursing
This might help you
http://www.freedieting.com/tools/breastfeeding_calorie_calculator.htm

Dana +4 4 kids; Ontario 951 posts
3rd Apr '13

I drank regular protein shakes when I was breastfeeding and now while im pregnant. Doctors said it was ok!

Jen♡Troy 1 child; Buffalo, NY, United States 8742 posts
3rd Apr '13

Yes you can. I have many girls who drink Shakeology while BF'ing. I always have them bring the ingredients to the pedi first to approve though. Every person and every baby is different. You would not want to use it to lose weight, but rather to add in those extra 300-500 calories that you need additionally when you BF. Most meal replacements contain chemicals and artificial sweeteners so you do not want to drink those.



Any questions let me know!