Is Protein Powder safe while breastfeeding?
Yes, protein powders can provide a safe means to increase your protein intake while breastfeeding. You should be taking at least 25 grams of extra protein a day while breastfeeding and protein powder offers a method to increase this without taking on excessive fats and carbohydrates.
The one exception this this is soy, we don’t recommend the use of soy protein powder while breastfeeding. Soy protein contains isoflavones which mimic the hormone estrogen. This is an important hormone some experts warn that consuming too much may negatively effect your baby’s development.
Before using protein powder while breastfeeding we recommend consulting your OBGYN or health care professional.