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Breastfeeding baby. Losing weight so much so that veins are sticking out. Take collagen supplements for youthful appearance?

Hello.i have a 2 week old baby who im breastfeeding but I have noticed that im loosing weight so much so that all my veins on my arms and legs are sticking out in an ugly and manly fashion. I would like to take collagen supplements to help restore a youthful appearance to my body but I dont know if this is safe whilst breastfeeding.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

If you are breast feeding you require additional calories for the breast milk you are producing.

So you should take calorie rich food.

Or else you may loose weight.

So consume high calorie food rich in nutrients. Breast feeding is the best for your baby in all aspects. It increases the immunity and protects against infections. Breast feeding has the right things that are required for a baby and helps in brain growth.

I do not think there will be a need for all those medications if you take sufficient calories and a well balanced diet.

Hope this helps.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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