Can I take Garcinia Cambogia while Breastfeeding?

It is well understood that one should not take weight loss or as such any herbal supplements during pregnancy but what about when you are breastfeeding?

It is common to gain lots of weight during pregnancy and everyone wants to shed that weight as soon as possible. Because of that we have received several queries whether breastfeeding mothers can take Garcinia Cambogia extract.

Well to start with, a good quality Garcinia Cambogia is all natural with no artificial ingredients, binders and other chemicals. If we go by what is there in GCE it should be all right to take the supplement but there is a catch.

Your body may react differently to a supplement especially post pregnancy, you may be taking medications which may interact with the supplement and most importantly whatever you eat also affects your baby through your milk. Other important point is Garcinia decreases your appetite which might not be the thing you want when you are breastfeeding. Doctors recommend a rich diet after pregnancy as your milk is the only thing your child has for all its nutrition requirements. A decreased diet may negatively impact your childs growth. 

Considering all the above probable issues we believe as a breastfeeding mom you should avoid Garcinia Cambogia. Infact several brands mention this on their labels too. But if you desperately want to take it – make sure you do these two things first –

  • Consult your doctor about it
  • Choose absolutely the best Garcinia Cambogia extract (no compromise)

Hope this was helpful.