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No studies have been conducted on the safety of CortiSlim and breastfeeding. Because it is not known whether the supplement passes through breast milk (or whether it would cause problems in a breastfed infant), it is recommended that women avoid taking CortiSlim when breastfeeding. Also, breastfeeding is usually a time for increased caloric intake and nutritional need, not a time to be dieting.

An Overview of CortiSlim and Breastfeeding

It is not known if CortiSlim® weight-loss supplements are safe for use during breastfeeding. Most CortiSlim products contain many different active ingredients, including various stimulants (such as caffeine, guarana, or bitter orange), which could possibly cause problems in a breastfed infant.

CortiSlim and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

For most of the active ingredients in CortiSlim 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 stimulants in CortiSlim could cause problems, such as poor sleeping, irritability, and decreased appetite in a breastfed infant.
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 CortiSlim and Breastfeeding

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