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Old 01-29-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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whey protein shakes ok while pg?

I am not pg yet, well I guess I could be. We are ttc. I have been trying to lose some weight before getting pg and I have an easier time when I make sure I am getting enough protein. I dont eat enough protein in my diet and I cant really add enough while staying in my target calorie range so I have been making shakes with skim milk, whey protein powder and some chocolate milk powder. I am wondering if it is ok to drink 1 of these shakes a day while pregnant. I have looked it up online but only found message boards with people asking this question. Most answers they got said it was fine. I don't know if I should call my mw just for this, so I thought I would ask here and see if anyone else is drinking these and if your dr said it was fine. I checked my protein powder and there are no artificial sweeteners or anything in it. It is just plain (gross without chocolate ) whey protein. Anyone know? TIA

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Old 01-29-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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Re: whey protein shakes ok while pg?

I would call and ask your midwife. I am also bumping this so that if other moms know, they can share their experiences.


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Re: whey protein shakes ok while pg?

Well, I started drinking them when I got pregnant cause I couldn't keep anything down. I didn't ask my dr. or anything though. The powder didn't have any warning on it or anything. It made me feel better.
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Not sure.
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Re: whey protein shakes ok while pg?

Thanks ladies Maybe I will call my mw and see what she thinks.
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Re: whey protein shakes ok while pg?

My mw recommends using whey protein to make smoothies. I've been using soy protein w/milk, yogurt and fruit. Makes a yummy shake. I would call your mw to double check though.
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I was told to use it because the first tri I couldnt hold anything down. I have been still taking it and am in the 3rd tri now.
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Re: whey protein shakes ok while pg?

I've used these a lot in pregnancy. My midwife feels they are just fine and my herbalist, who is very knowledgable in pregnancy health, highly recommends them.
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Re: whey protein shakes ok while pg?

My OB is fine with them. I have to drink them because I had gastric bypass 2 years ago and they are a major way for me to help get my protein in during the day with such a little stomach. If I couldn't drink them I would be in serious trouble.
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my doc said they were ok to! I use a choc flavored powder milk and a few frozen mixed berries keeps the sugar down and I can pretend it's a berry choc shake Be careful though after I started drinking them daily I noticed the powder I was using has a ton of cholesterol per 8oz serving.
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