Hydroxycut and Breastfeeding

Hydroxycut weight-loss supplements contain a variety of different active ingredients (including caffeine), which could cause potential problems in a nursing baby. No research has been done on Hydroxycut and breastfeeding to determine if these ingredients pass through breast milk, or if they would cause harm to a breastfed infant. However, many Hydroxycut products contain caffeine, which can cause poor sleeping, irritability, and a decreased appetite in a breastfed infant.

Is Hydroxycut Safe During Breastfeeding?

Currently, it is not known if Hydroxycut® products are safe for use during breastfeeding. Most Hydroxycut weight-loss products contain a variety of different active ingredients, including caffeine, which could possibly cause problems in a breastfed infant.
 

Hydroxycut and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

For almost all of the active ingredients in Hydroxycut products, no research has been done to see if they pass through breast milk, or if they would cause any problems in a breastfed infant. However, it is reasonable to assume that the caffeine in Hydroxycut could cause problems, such as poor sleeping, irritability, and decreased appetite in a breastfed infant.
 
It is important to remember that breastfeeding is typically a time of increased caloric intake and nutritional need for most women, not a time to be dieting. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet while breastfeeding.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Hydroxycut and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Hydroxycut 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 about Hydroxycut and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
 
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