Can Women Who Are Breastfeeding Use Accelis?
It is not known if Accelis
™ is safe for use in women who are breastfeeding (or for anyone, for that matter). Because there may be potential risks from using Accelis during breastfeeding, you should check with your healthcare provider before taking Accelis if you are breastfeeding a child. In fact, the manufacturer of Accelis states that breastfeeding women should not take Accelis.
Accelis and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
No research has been done to see if Accelis passes through breast milk or if it is safe for a breastfed infant. Actually, because Accelis has not been studied at all, it is not known if it is safe for anyone.
Accelis is typically used to help people lose weight. More importantly, breastfeeding is a time of increased caloric need for women. It is not the best time to be dieting. A healthy and balanced diet is recommended, not a low-calorie diet (which might result from taking Accelis).
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Accelis and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision that is right for you.