rapid weight loss and nursing a 19 months old
I am nursing my 17 month old dd. I plan to let her wean when ready, probably in another 2-3 years (like I did with her brothers).
I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, in part caused by my important obesity. I started diabetes medication 1 year ago, but I am not tolerating it well.
the best option for my diabetes control and my health in general would be to lose a significant amount of weight. I have been accepted to a special bariaric program in our hospital, and I will not do surgery, but go with the ''medical'' treatement. It consistes of 12 weeks of not really eating (drinking protein+vitamin stuff), seeing a diatician, physician and psychologist + personal trainer and then restarting eating. I would start in 2 monts, my baby will be 19 months then.
I have tried less drastic ',diets'', like weight watchers ect...but it doesn't work for me. I also tried healthier eating, journaling, more exrcise, but it doesn,t work. I really believe that a more drastic approach would work for my personnality.
My question: how would it affect breastfeeding?
right now, my baby gets probably half of her calories and nutrition from me. in the last month, she has increased her solid intake a lot, so I expect her to have even more solids in 2 months.
with very low calory diet, my milk procuction might be affected, and the quality will decrease (less good fats). I just hope that she will not wean prematurely...
should I wait longer before starting the program?
Last edited by lilitchka; 03-31-2016 at 11:43 AM.