Can keto diet be followed while the breastfeeding?
Welcome everybody, my name is Silva, and my best friend wants to get here some advice from you. See, she has born cute twins recently, and now she is breastfeeding, obviously. She is nuts about diets and healthy life, so now she does want to start the keto diet again, but I am not sure whether it will be good for her and her babies.
She knows that breastfeeding is an essential element of motherhood. It improves the child’s immunity, positively influences its development, provides such a necessary sense of proximity and safety. Moreover, it builds the unique relationship between the baby and the mother. During this period, she must care about her baby, so to eat correctly. Therefore, my best friend is worry about the keto diet, because it excludes from her regime a lot of necessary food. She knows that she is not allowed to eat fruits and porridges. But still, she hopes that maybe she can at least try it. I see that her weight increased significantly after pregnancy. If I were in her shoes, I would also try some diet to lose weight.
Because when she followed keto diet earlier, before pregnancy, she lost weight very fast. And the effect was long-lasting. Also, she has never been hungry. These are the main reasons why she wants to try again. But the child is the most important for her now. By the way, I have read a lot about this diet in the article about Ketogenic Diet: Everything you need to know about. It has really a lot of advantages, so I think to try it myself. But now I want to hear from you a piece of advice for my friend.
So, what are your opinions? Does keto diet bring harm to babies? Do you think that it is good to begin the diet now or it is better to wait until she ends breastfeeding? Does not consuming prohibited products effect somehow on her child health? Does keto diet provide the organism with all vitamins and nutrients that are important in proper milk supply to the breast? What are the main disadvantages of it that can be harmful to the baby?
Thanks for the answers!