Breastfeeding and cabbage soup diet

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Breastfeeding and cabbage soup diet. This question is often asked in our forum. Find in the following a collection of questions and answers regarding this theme.

I'm breastfeeding. Can I do the Cabbage Soup Diet?

No. Quick-fix solutions like the cabbage soup diet are not recommended while nursing.

While breastfeeding, you should not eat less than 1600-1800 calories per day.


What you may try is to consume from time to time some cabbage soup. This I did too, while breastfeeding. Read here my personal weight loss experience.after pregnancy.

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Breastfeeding and cabbage soup

by Pumla
(Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa)

Can I eat cabbage soup while breastfeeding?

Hi Pumla,

we don't recommend to do the 7 day cabbage soup diet while breastfeeding. The reasons for this we explained in another thread breastfeeding and cabbage soup diet.

You may however try some cabbage soup as a starter before your meals like I did when breastfeeding. I gained 40 pounds with my pregnancy some years ago – but I lost them all within 7 months. I was breastfeeding like you! I added the cabbage soup in variations to my daily nutrition which was low in fat but healthy and valuable.

But please make sure that your baby doesn't suffer and get flatulence from the soup. There are some tricks to avoid this.

Give some dry camomille flower or caraway to the cabbage soup - this reduces possible flatulance effects. And please use the cabbage soup as a starter only if your baby feels happy with it.

All the best,

Gabriela

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Breastfeeding and the cabbage soup diet

Has any breastfeeding mother done the cabbage soup diet and had succes without losng her milk supply?

I've been breastfeeding exclusively for 4 months and want to try it. I have a lot of milk by the way. I just am worried it might affect it?


Hi,
this question is asked often. We don't recommend doing breastfeeding and the cabbage soup diet. Read here our explanation in a special thread:
breastfeeding and cabbage soup diet.

What you can do instead is using the cabbage soup as a starter before your meals. This will help you drop some pounds in the long run too.

All the best for you and your baby,
Gabriela

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breastfeading and cabbage soup diet

by Megan
(IL)

Is it harmful to do this diet while breastfeeding?

Hi Megan,
please don't do this! The cabbage soup diet should NOT be done while breastfeading. You may hovewer eat the cabbage soup as a filler before your meals. This helped me a lot after pregnancy to lose some pounds. But check if it is ok for your baby. Some babies get flatulence when the mother eats cabbage soup others don't.

All the best for you and your baby,
Gabriela

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cabbage soup diet and IBS?

by Mary Honigfort
(St. Louis)

I have IBS, cabbage does not react with my system the way it does with other people. As a result I am looking for a substitute for cabbage. What can I use?

Hi Mary,
I regret, but I'm not allowed to give you here any medical consultations.

But anyway, in your special case I won't do the cabbage soup diet. Please ask your doctor what kind of weight loss program is advisable when having a Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

All the best for you,
Gabriela

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