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Old 02-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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Re: Is this tea safe?

I'd call the Infant Risk Hotline and ask them about it. That would be my best advice. (806)352-2519 They are experts on what is and isn't safe while breastfeeding and they are suuuuper helpful!

These links have some helpful info on each of the ingredients listed:

RE: Rooibos - http://www.livestrong.com/article/27...tea-pregnancy/

RE: Carob - http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supple...ientName=CAROB

RE: Gymnema - (this one concerns me a little but I'm not sure how effective/potent the dose is in the tea... it might not be a good idea ) http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supple...ntName=GYMNEMA

RE: Banaba - http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supple...entName=BANABA

HTH!

Honestly, I think that if you try to eat a balanced diet, lots of fruits and veggies, drink enough water and do some light exercise (walks around the park with LO in a carrier, perhaps ) you should be able to lose the baby weight just with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding, alone, burns about 500-600 calories a day!!! When moms do a lot of weight-loss type things on top of that, what I typically see is that it stresses out their body and they not only tend to hold onto the weight but their milk supply suffers, as well. I'd just focus on healthy, nutritious foods and mild/mod exercise and nurse, nurse, nurse!

FWIW, I gained 29 lbs with my pregnancy and got back to pre-pregnancy weight at about 4-5 months pp. I continued losing and I'm now smaller than I have ever been. I weigh about 15 lbs less than before baby. LO is now 13.5 months.

It happened gradually, though and I have over-supply. My supply has never suffered and anytime I was hungry, I ate. I don't count calories or worry too much about having a bit more of something. I just try to eat as healthy as I can.
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