Is Phentramine Safe During Breastfeeding?
™ weight loss supplements have not been shown to be safe for anyone, including women who are breastfeeding. Phentramine products contain many active ingredients, almost none of which have been shown to be safe for use during breastfeeding. It is important to note that Phentramine is not the same as phentermine
, a prescription weight loss medication
Phentramine and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
No research has been done on many of the active ingredients in Phentramine products to see if they pass through breast milk or if they would cause any problems in a nursing infant. Breastfeeding is typically a time of increased caloric intake and nutritional need for most women, not a time for dieting. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet while nursing. Phentramine contains a few different stimulants, which may cause irritability, poor sleeping, and a decreased appetite in breastfed infants.
Given the unknown risks of using Phentramine when breastfeeding (and the lack of scientific evidence suggesting that it is effective), it seems that the risks of using Phentramine exceed any possible benefits, especially for women who are breastfeeding.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Phentramine and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Phentramine 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, the two of you can make a shared decision about Phentramine and breastfeeding that is right for you.