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anyone done it? I have been 100% raw before and loved it. Only stopped because my family wasn't willing to come along for the ride and I got tired of making 2 meals 3X a day! When you only eat whole foods that is a lot of work. Anyway, just gave birth (5 wks ago) to our 4th child. I gained a bit more weight (45 lbs) than I usually do. I am very unhappy wearing maternity clothing. I can't even get my jeans up over my thighs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> I would like to get back on my raw diet to kick the cravings that have appeared since letting myself go totally cooked. Looking for BTDT advice..<br>
Thanks!<br>
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Sorry, no btdt advice from me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I did want to bump your thread, though. I was interested in going raw during my 1st pregnancy and during nursing. I had been about 70% raw previously, and enjoyed that. I was worrying if it would be a problem to go raw during pregnancy/lactation due to detoxing, etc. I don't know if I'm in a place where I consider going raw today, but I am still interested. Anyone btdt?
 

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I think I can answer this question.<br><br>
I decided to go raw, myself, when I was still breastfeeding Kyle. I consulted with vegan dieticians and experts in the raw food area. I was told that since I was already vegan, there would be very little toxins passed on through the milk, but it was suggested I wait until Kyle was at least 6 months old before I did it. I actually waited until he was more like 8 months old. They basically explained that if the baby is getting more than 50% of it's food from BM, not to do it. But after the baby was getting 50% of his food from solids, it would be okay.<br><br>
However, if a person were eating meat or dairy and wanted to go raw, the toxins flowing through the breastmilk would probably be too high, and that person should wait until the baby was weaned.
 

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Thanks for that info...I hadn't really given the detox thing much thought. I do remember that, though, it wasn't very pretty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> I am going to wait a bit then until sweet Jilly-bean is a little older. I'll just try to find a balance and eat more fresh veggies!<br>
With care,<br>
Angel
 
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