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i just had my son 4 months ago and trying to get the baby weight off. Im exclusively breastfeeding my son so i just want to make sure some of these nutrients arent too much for an infant and it's safe.
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RE: shakeology while breastfeeding
1/26/12 2:59 PM as a reply to krissymoran.
Along those lines, I just had a friend ask me about the "minimum age" for Shakeology. They want to dilute Shakeology and give it to their infant. Thoughts? Safe or not? How much to dilute? How much to give? Chocolate or Greenberry? (joking on that last one...)
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1/26/12 4:27 PM as a reply to krissymoran.
Personally, I would not. Shakeology is complex, nutrient-rich stuff. But if you're going to give it to your kids, I'd talk to their doctor. If you want to drink it while breastfeeding, I'd talk to your doctor.
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1/26/12 5:42 PM as a reply to krissymoran.
ok ill ask about it...todays only the second day i would have it and yesterday i only did about half of the scoop just in case. seems to be fine, but i'll find out. thank you!
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2/3/12 6:44 AM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
Krissymoran, I am just curious what your doctor said about drinking Shakeology while breastfeeding. I had the same question.
Thanks.
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2/11/12 10:39 AM as a reply to krissymoran.
she had do idea what is was...but from what i told her she said it should be ok but to dilute it down a little bit. like i only did a 1/2 or 1/4 of the scoop..and just to make sure ur baby doesnt have any effects. if you notice s/he gets whiny or has an upset tummy to discontinue. my son seems to be fine with it tho..
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2/16/12 5:39 AM as a reply to krissymoran.
I would avoid it during breastfeeding. Shakeology contains astragalus which is not recommended while pregnant or nursing.
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2/16/12 10:20 AM as a reply to mocarski.
found the following warning from WebMD today regarding papain, which is one ingredient of shakeology. It may be safe to use but personally I'm pretty cautious about what I exposed my children to.

Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking papain by mouth during pregnancy is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. There is a concern that it might cause birth defects or miscarriage. Not enough is known about the safety of using papain during breast-feeding. Don’t use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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2/16/12 7:18 PM as a reply to krissymoran.
I take it have been for the last two weeks now and LOVE IT and i exclusively breastfeed! My son is doing well with it!
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3/2/12 7:55 PM as a reply to K10sFitness.
Has anyone noticed a change in their breastmilk while drinking shakeology? I am just curious about it before I order it. My daughter is 9 months old and exclusivly breastfed and has a gluten allergy so I am on a gluten free diet.
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4/7/12 3:06 AM as a reply to krissymoran.
I was wondering the same thing. However I think I am going to opt out. There are some question mark ingredients and my daughter is too young to tell me if her stomach is upset. As a nurse I also find that when I am truly questioning whether an action is safe or not the answer is often that it is best not to risk it, especially with my amazing little baby. Being a breastfeeding mom has really opened my eyes to how many added ingredients are in so many foods. It has led me to buy more basic whole foods and make things myself which is healthier for my whole family. This way I know exactly what I am putting into their bodies.
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6/25/12 2:11 PM as a reply to krissymoran.
Krissymoran,

Is everything still okay with your baby while taking shakeology? Also, have you noticed any changes in your body since taking it?
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1/11/13 5:23 PM as a reply to krissymoran.
I am still breastfeeding my 7 1/2 month baby (started solids not long ago but mostly just breastfeeding). I have been drinking Shakeology since she was 4 months old. I know I feel great because I have a lot more energy than I did before. My baby has had no problems. She poops almost every morning, pees frequently throughout the day, and she is a very happy baby. She's pretty easy going. I am glad you are being cautious by asking your doctor and following their advice.
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1/23/13 1:39 PM as a reply to krissymoran.
Isn't Astralagus sometimes used for breastfeeding mothers to boost their supply?
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2/12/13 9:41 AM as a reply to NightRNMom.
I think you have the RIGHT idea!! Whole food are always the way to go. Shakeology is an amazing way for us to get the superfoods in our diet we cannot normally get. But when it comes to an infant you do have to be careful. However, I am very skeptical when I doctor says Shakeology is no good for a baby but eating twinkies while being pregnant is. Just a thought ;) And I always recommend women see their doctor for final ok!!
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2/12/13 3:00 PM as a reply to krissymoran.
My son is 3.5 months old and I just ordered shakeology. My concern is: If using it as a meal replacement, will I get enough calories through out the day to maintain an adequate supply? Has anyone had any issues with this or noticed a significant change?
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3/6/13 11:47 AM as a reply to ColtbearsMommy.
I just read the ingredients on Shakeology and NO, I would not use it while nursing or give it to a baby as someone else was asking. I have training in herbal medicine and there are herbs in this blend that are for increased energy and appetite suppression, etc. That would not be a good idea to give a baby through breastmilk or otherwise. Herbs can be very powerful and the ones in this blend are, so I would wait until you are not nursing anymore and make your own healthy shakes at home.
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3/6/13 12:25 PM as a reply to krissymoran.
Astragalus also known as Huang-Qi in Chinese Medicine, is an extreme immune booster. Has been used for years in china to support cancer patients.In the 4th edition of the PDR for Herbal Medicine, it does not list it as unsafe while pregnant or nursing, But there may be a moderate risk of increased bleeding if you are taking blood thinners. Dose: up to 520mg a day in capsule and 500mg in tea form. I could not find what class this was to tell how much if any is passed threw the breast milk.
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3/13/13 5:45 AM as a reply to ColtbearsMommy.
I've been drinking shakeology while breastfeeding for about a month. I noticed a drop in my supply (I pump at work) when I first started I just had to adjust my calories and had a reason to buy more fruit. My daughters appetite has not been effected at all, in fact I think she's eating more >.< she has had no bad side effects at all. I did notice though that if I drank shakeology I couldn't take my multivitamin it was making me sick. So I do one or the other but not both.
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5/25/13 10:38 AM as a reply to krissymoran.
I am breastfeeding and plan to avoid Shakeology until I stop and I happen to be a coach. I researched all of the ingredients and many of them are deemed as unsafe or effects are unknown as there is too little research on some of them to know effects on the pre-born or breastfeeding infants. Remember that their little systems are far more susceptible to foods and herbs than we are. Things that may not be toxic for us, can be toxic for them. Better to be safe than sorry. Our children's health is worth the wait.
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