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Posted by: K | 2012/06/03

breastfeeding

I am breastfeeding but have bulimia, will it effect my baby?

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Hello K,
To put is simply, "yes". Your eating disorder is likely having you not nourishing yourself correctly, and this can affect the breast milk. Your bulimia is also a complex psychiatric disorder, which, likely, stands alongside either an anxiety or depressive problem. These problems have both a physiological and psychological effect on your baby. Please seek professional help now - for both your sakes.
Regards,
Graham

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Posted by: Eating Disorders Expert | 2012/06/21

Hello K,
To put is simply, "yes". Your eating disorder is likely having you not nourishing yourself correctly, and this can affect the breast milk. Your bulimia is also a complex psychiatric disorder, which, likely, stands alongside either an anxiety or depressive problem. These problems have both a physiological and psychological effect on your baby. Please seek professional help now - for both your sakes.
Regards,
Graham

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