In a normal situation people can eat as few carbs as they want – the body can handle it. But when breastfeeding you lose sugar via the milk, possibly around 30 grams per day, sometimes more.
Not eating carbohydrates in this situation can possibly lead to a dangerous condition called ketoacidosis, in rare cases.
There has been about four published cases in the history of the world connected to breastfeeding on low-carb, so the risk should be very low, and apparently they all ended happily.
It’s simply important to get enough nutrients while breastfeeding.
How to eat low carb if breastfeeding
If you’re breastfeeding you should not do a strict keto diet. You need to add some more carbs to be safe. Don’t worry, it will still be effective enough.
We recommend having at least 50 grams per day while breastfeeding.
One way to do this is to add three large fruits per day to an otherwise strict keto menu. But you can choose any way you like to get the extra carbs.
So yes you can still do the programs, we just need to speak more in depth is all.