Can you diet while breastfeeding?  Is it safe?

And what about what you eat?  Does that matter when you’re breastfeeding?

Diet is one of the biggest concerns when breastfeeding.  Listen for more info to help you navigate through the bullshit.

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Things we talked about:

Parenting is hard.  Period.  [6:45]

What about dieting? [10:21]

Does breastfeeding take off weight? [12:04]

Decreasing calories [14:30]

Do we need a special diet to breastfeed? [23:14]

Do you need the extra calories to breastfeed? [27:00]

Your body takes care of your baby [31:02]

We always blame diet [31:37]

A word or 2 about the dairy thing [33:55]

Increasing fat in milk [36:50]

Cultural implications [39:20]

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