There are a couple of studies on keto and breastfeeding, though nothing is conclusive at the current moment. Right now it’s understood that ketogenic diets are typically healthy to do while breastfeeding.
Here are a couple of suggestions to follow if you are breastfeeding:
- Add in 30-50g extra carbs from fruit and vegetables when breastfeeding to help the body produce milk.
- Increase your protein intake to between 1.0 to 1.2 grams per pound of lean body mass.
- Have an extra 300-500 calories worth of fat if you still need help with milk production.
For more on how to follow the keto diet while you are pregnant or breastfeeding, read the “Is the Ketogenic Diet Safe for Pregnancy?” section of this article.