View Full Version : Going through detox while breastfeeding?
07-29-2007, 10:48 PM
I am going to go 100% raw but am still breastfeeding my newborn. Has anyone gone through the "detox" part while doing this? Will it be okay? I really want to make the switch now but thought I would check? I have been drinking tons of green smoothies but still have cooked dinners.......
Any help would be greatly appreciated...
07-30-2007, 01:29 AM
Do a search above (see the banana). There are loads of threads on breastfeeding and going raw.
As a mom whose been breastfeeding for 2.5 years and is still going, I'll give you my 2 cents: I know this might not be a popular answer, but I would not recommend going 100% raw while you are breastfeeding. Its not the detox that concerns me. The severe drop in calories may cause your supply to drop. I'm not a milk machine by any means, but even flirting with 100% raw caused my supply to drop.
Again, do a search for breastfeeding and you'll get loads more info!
07-30-2007, 02:26 AM
Just wanted to add this link from Shazzie's site:
07-30-2007, 07:28 AM
I have been 100% raw while breastfeeding a toddler of nearly two and twins of 3 (separate occasions). I have never been raw and b/feeding with a new born though. The kids have always been well into solids as well as breastmilk. (I couldn't stay raw while pregnant with the twins as I was too sick, but went raw again when they were 3.)
I didn't have any issues with my milk supply at all and found my energy increased a lot and I felt great both times. I haven't lost weight very quickly and I do think my body hangs on to the fat (and a lot of toxins) because I am still breastfeeding. I haven't had many detox symptoms. I think it is my body's way of protecting the little ones. They must be getting wonderful milk though!
If you are worried about detoxing while breastfeeding, you could always wait a while to go 100% until your baby is on a bit of solid food. Meanwhile eat plenty of raw food. It'll give you great milk! Also there are things you can take to boost your supply if you are concerned. (I think there are other posts about this somewhere.)
I would reiterate what Starbuck said and read some of the posts about breastfeeding on here. There are plenty of people who have done it.
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