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Old 06-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Any nursing moms here? ok to do Atkins?

Hi everyone,

Back after a long break of pregnancy and various other conditions (i.e. life) that convince you that pretzels and cookies and ice cream are sooo tasty and really not that bad!

I had heard many rumors that nursing the baby will whittle me down to nothing but alas, I've seemingly gained a few pounds since I came home with baby 2.5 months ago.

Anyone here nursing? or did atkins while nursing with great success?

TIA.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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I started Atkins the first time when my second son was 2.5 mos old and I was excessively nursing and all was just fine. I would, of course, recommend talking to your doctor, but it worked fine for us. My milk supply was never compromised and I lost 50 pounds!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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I had issues with my milk supply and when I started cutting carbs, totally dried up. I think it's very individual. GL!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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The advice is generally that you can do the weight maintenance portion of Atkins (premaintenance, generally 70-100 grams of carbs if going by DANDR 2002).

I don't follow that advice, and did Atkins OWL during pregnancy and then OWL and now back to Induction with my ten week old. I took maybe a three day diet break right when she was born, to enjoy some cake and sushi, and have been on plan ever since.

It has been working amazingly for me, but that is not generally the advice given by doctors or Atkins, himself. As long as you are careful that you're not eating in too much of a calorie deficit I think it can work just fine (I'm evidence of this - I've also calorie counted while breastfeeding my third child), pay VERY close attention to how you feel and how your child is gaining.

If you do breastfeed and diet, what you're eating becomes even MORE crucial. Whole foods, plenty of fat, keep a close eye on vitamins and minerals. It is incredibly easy to slip into a moderate or even severe nutrient deficiency because the physical demands in your body are so great. At the very least be taking a high quality multivitamin, additional vitamin D, a B complex, and cal/mag/zinc liquid. That is the bare minimum. Watch hunger as well - eat ad libitum of the Atkins food lists, just watch the carbs carefully. As long as you're sticking to the net carb amount and not going hungry, you will likely do very well. But again, if your supply dips or you begin to feel weak or just plain off, STOP THE DIET.

I can't stress this enough - while it's worked very well for me this is contrary to the advice of Dr. Atkins and most health professionals. That doesn't mean it might not be safe and effective for you, but caution and care is needed in how you go about undertaking the diet when you're still feeding an infant.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:09 PM   #6
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Suzanneyea and another friend of mine (who no longer posts here) breastfed while eating very low carb. I know there are others who did too. Like Arctic Mama said, listen to your body, but it is possible.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:36 PM   #7
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I started Atkins the first time when my second son was 2.5 mos old and I was excessively nursing and all was just fine. I would, of course, recommend talking to your doctor, but it worked fine for us. My milk supply was never compromised and I lost 50 pounds!
Good lord....exclusively, not excessively.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:21 PM   #8
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:57 AM   #9
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I am literally nursing right now! I am also zero carb. James is 14 months and I am beginning to think I may nurse him through high school. He has no desire to wean, ugh!
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:08 AM   #10
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Back in the day, I did Weight Watchers while nursing and that was helpful. I really wish I'd known about Low Carb then. Perhaps I wouldn't have gone back to my old sugary ways and ended up gaining a ton.

Suzanneyea, I'm laughing at your comment. I used to tell people I was afraid I was going to have to go to first grade with my two. It was that, or they'd be raising their hand saying, "teacher, I have to go home for lunch!" We had a very comfortable nursing relationship that naturally dwindled to naptime and bedtime as they got older. I weaned my first one at 26 months and my second the night before her third birthday. (I was afraid she'd never take another nap, and I was right!)

For the OP, like others have said, you'll have to decide what's best for you and your baby. Everybody seems to be different.
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