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Posted by Baballard116 on 2 years ago I really really want to start the 15 day plan but I am not sure it is ok for my 9 month old baby. I don't want to supplement my milk for formula, is it ok to just nurse him while am am doing the cleanse? I know that there are vegan women who breastfeed so I think it would be ok but I just want be safe for my son.

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  • Stacy Kennedy

    2 years ago
    Hi baballard116, the best way to know what is best for you and your baby specifically is to check with his pediatrician. We do not advise a full reboot while nursing because baby and mom won't receive all of the important nutrients needed during such a critical period, especially if he is still exclusively nursing and not eating foods yet. But including fresh juice as part of a healthy plant-based diet, and continuing to take a prenatal vitamin can most certainly be beneficial. You may need to time certain juices away from nursing, like those with beets or gassy ingredients that may upset his tummy.
  • angmarsan

    2 years ago
    I'm so glad you asked this question! I was wondering the same thing, only my daughter is older than yours and doesn't solely rely on breast milk anymore... best of luck to you! And thanks, Stacy, for your response!
  • Grimmwar

    2 years ago
    Good to see that you are still breast feeding after 9 months. One of the problems with going on a fast of any kind is the release of toxins stored in your liver and fat. Once they are released, then they may end up in your milk as well. I would suggest weaning your baby before trying a fast. Weaning baby on fresh fruit and vegetables would be a good idea. Avoid anything salty or sugary as that will program baby to seek these through out their life. The American Pediatician Society recommends avoiding cow's milk in children less than 12 months old due to an increased risk of type 1 Diabetes. I would go further than that and never give my child the milk of another species. Please3 check this out The Milk Documentary: Got the Facts on Milk? http://www.milkdocumentary.com/
  • cynthia.shields.56

    2 years ago
    Stacy - I am still breastfeeding my 22 month old but only 3 times a day and he is on regular table food as well. I'm not too concerned about my intake and having it be enough for him - I've done my research. What I am a little concerned about is the first few days of toxin release. Is this going to be a problem?
  • LadyBugMom09

    2 years ago
    I am also exclusively breastfeeding my 6 month old son. I spoke to his pediatrician as well as my lactation consultant and they both said not to do 100% juice fast. They recommended a partial juice fast mixed with solid foods like veggies, fruits, nuts, eggs, cheese and even fish in between juices and keep taking the prenatal vitamins.
  • bahiya

    2 years ago
    Cynthia ~ I have the same question about the toxins released the first few days of fasting. I have been hesitant in starting because of this reason. My son is 12 months, I exclusively nurse and he also eat table food. I juiced previous to my pregnancy and now I'm ready to lose this extra 60 lbs.
  • Stacy Kennedy

    2 years ago
    [quote=13913]Stacy ? I am still breastfeeding my 22 month old but only 3 times a day and he is on regular table food as well. I?m not too concerned about my intake and having it be enough for him ? I?ve done my research. What I am a little concerned about is the first few days of toxin release. Is this going to be a problem?[/quote] Hi Cynthia, LadyBugMom and B radiant - I agree with your consensus to hold off on the 100% juice fast until after you finish nursing but instead including fresh juice and a plant based diet as you've mentioned. Just to be extra cautious. I guess we could think of it like alcohol - if you time a very small drink a few hours away from breastfeeding your body generally clears it, but with a potential detox from a fast it's hard to know the timing for when and what exactly may be circulating and passing into the breastmilk. I think it's best to wait but know you will be super ready for just juice and your baby will have received so many important plant nutrients while on your modified reboot/inclusion of juice plan. Breastfeeding is so important and it's wonderful to see so many nursing moms here!
  • nla444

    2 years ago
    Hi Everyone, So glad to have this discussion to refer to. I'm interested in doing the juicing fast for at least 10 days. Right now I'm on a primary vegetarian diet (although I also cut out dairy 2 weeks ago). I am breastfeeding my daughter (8 months old) although only a few times a day because work has interfered with my production. From these posts I'm thinking of doing the juicing fast but continuing her on formula while I'm on the fast (perhaps the first week) though I'd keep up my pumping in order to maintain my production while on the fast (and simply discard the milk as a precaution). This way, after the fast is over, or at least after my body has had plenty of time to detox, I can continue to breastfeed her without having to worry about toxins getting to her or losing my milk supply. I feel that approaching it this way will be better for her in the end because after having detoxed my own body, my milk production can only be better for her.
  • Kimkong

    2 years ago
    Hi, I'm breastfeeding my 18mo and am on day 32 of my fast. As with anything there's a lot of conflicting information out there so one needs to select which guidance to follow oneself. There are many myths that have been disproved but not everyone is up to date, perhaps google myths+breastfeeding or old wives tale + breastfeeding. Here's a good summary: http://www.windsorhomeopathicpractice.co.uk/Eating_and_Breastfeeding.pdf I am feeling great and am seeing the stubborn baby-fat melt away together with old injuries and strains healing. My boy is very happy and healthy and the milk supply is good a sbefore. I am however eating avocados, almond butter, fish oil supplement, virgin coconut oil and flaxseed oil just in case. as mentioned this has not interfered with my reboot results :-) Hope this helps Cheers :-) [URL=http://www.use.com/Miles_juicing_0835637b2febd66f71f1][IMG]http://media.use.com/images/s_1/Miles_juicing_0835637b2febd66f71f1.jpg[/IMG][/URL]