Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
200 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  275
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response

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
I find this answer helpful

3 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor