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A low-carbohydrate diet while breastfeeding

Are you breastfeeding and want to eat a low-carbohydrate diet? This can be a great way to lose those extra pounds after having a baby. You will eat everything you and your baby require, so don’t be concerned about possible shortages. You should not, however, adhere to a strict low-carbohydrate diet. It may pose a risk when breastfeeding in very rare cases. It’s best to start with a moderate diet that allows you to consume at least 50 grams of carbohydrates per day.

Breastfeeding and a strict low-carbohydrate diet (ketogenic diet).

Under normal circumstances, people can practically eliminate carbohydrates from their diet without causing harm to their bodies. Breastfeeding, on the other hand, causes sugar loss in the milk. This amounts to about 30 g per day on average (this value may be higher in some cases). Ketoacidosis can develop if you don’t eat enough carbohydrates (all four reported cases ended happily). Similar circumstances may arise as a result of following a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet. The same thing can happen if you’re on a different diet or if you’re breastfeeding and fasting intermittently. All you have to do is remember to give your body the right amount of nutrients.

How can I maintain a low-carbohydrate diet while breastfeeding?

While breastfeeding, you should not follow a strict low-carbohydrate diet. A certain amount of carbohydrates should be added to it. Don’t worry; it will still be sufficient.

While breastfeeding, we recommend consuming at least 50 grammes of carbohydrates per day.

Eating three large fruits per day is one way to ensure your body gets enough carbohydrates.

Please keep in mind that intermittent fasting is not advised for pregnant or lactating women.

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