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Question: Breastfeeding: Safe to drink a diet shake?


 a19311usa - Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:47 pm

I'm breastfeeding an 11 month old, who is also eating baby food in small amounts. I had gastric bypass surgery 5 1/2 years ago and I'm looking to lose weight again and also to get into a better regime with my vitamins and supplements. Currently, I am taking a prenatal vitamin, an iron tablet, and a chewable multivitamin daily.
I just ordered a shake that is supposed to have alot of vitamins and minerals already in it and can be used in place of meals as a weightloss aid or as a supplement. I've listed the ingredients below.Can you tell me if this is safe for me to use while I am breastfeeding and also taking vitamins currently for gastric bypass? Thank you for your help.

Serving Size: 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container: 14 Amt Per Serving
% Daily Value
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 30
Total Fat 3g 5%*
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%*
Cholesterol 7mg 3%*
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars .5g **
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate and from carotenoid complex (beta0carotene, astaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin) 5,000IU 100%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 300mg 500%
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 800IU 200%
Vitamin E (as d-aplhatocopheryl acetate) 30IU 100%
Thiamin (as thiamin HCI) 25mg 1,667%
Riboflavin 25mg 1,471%
Niacin (as niacinamide) 25mg 125%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI) 25mg 1,250%
Folate (as folic acid) 400mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) 25mcg 417%
Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate) 25mg 250%
Calcium (as calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, and dicalcium phosphate) 530mg 53%
Iron 2mg 11%
Iodine (from Kelp) 75mcg 50%
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide and citrate) 250mg 63%
Zinc (as zinc citrate) 25mg 167%
Selenium (as selenium amino acid chelate) 70mcg 100%
Copper (as copper lysinate) 2mg 100%
Manganese (as manganese sulfate) 2mg 100%
Chromium (as chromium amino acid chelate) 120mcg 100%
Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate) 75mcg 100%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Sodium 135mg 6%

Antioxidant Fruit and Veggie Greens Blend 1,110mg**

Tomato, Alfalfa leaf, Pineapple, Broccoli, Carrot, Apple, Orange, Barley grass, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Beet, Blueberry, Celery, Grape, Grapefruit, Kale, lemon, Life, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry, Resveratrol, Watermelon, Radish, Cantaloupe, Cherry, Leek, Onion, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Parsley, Wheat Grass, Spirulina, Chlorella, Phenalgin, Kombu Seaweed, Nori Seaweed, Wakame Seaweed, Bilberry Extract, graoe Skin Extract, Cabbage, and Garlic

Omega 3,6,9 Essential fatty Acid Blend: (yielding 3.5g of Omega 3,6,9) 5g**

canola Oil, Sunflower Oil, Salflower Oil, Borage Seed oil, Dry Fish Body Oil

Fiber Blend 1g**

NutraCea Rice Bran Extract, microcrystalline cellulose, Fibersol-2tm (resistant glucose polymers), inulin (fructo-oligosaccharide extract of chicory root), and soy fiber

Probiotic Blend 400 million CFU**

Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Lactobacillus casei

Metabolic Blend 150mg**

Green Tea leaf extract [providing 45mg epigallocetechin gallate (EGCG)], Korean ginseng root extract (4% ginsenosides), and ginger root extract


Other Ingredients: Soy protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, cocoa, maltodextrin, gum blend (cellulose gum, xanthan gum, and carrageenan), natural flavor, salt, acesulfam potassium, silica, sucralose

Contains Milk, soy, wheat, herring, mackeral, salmon, sardine, tuna, and cod. May contain egg

** Daily Value Not Established *Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:16 pm

User avatar Hello a19311usa,

This should be safe to take as long as you continue to eat a healthy diet otherwise. There is nothing in the shake that would be a contraindication to breastfeeding.

Best wishes.
 a19311usa - Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:52 am

Thank you for your response!

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