I just gave birth, can I go on the OPTAVIA Program?

Note: This information does not in any way constitute medical advice, an attempt to diagnose a medical condition, or substitute for medical treatment. OPTAVIA recommends that you contact your healthcare provider before starting and throughout your weight loss journey.


Our Nursing Mothers Plan is designed for nursing mothers who desire to lose weight safely without sacrificing their milk supply. It is ideal for nursing mothers whose baby is at least 2 months old. Creating too large of a caloric deficit can impact the quantity of your breastmilk, which is why we have created this specialized plan – to meet the unique nutritional needs of breastfeeding mothers without compromising milk supply. 


Once you are providing less than 30% of your baby’s calories through breast milk, you may be appropriate for one of our other optimal weight plans, such as the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan®. Ask your independent OPTAVIA Coach for more information, and be sure to discuss these options with your healthcare provider to determine which plan is best for you.


For more information, please refer to the OPTAVIA for Nursing Mothers Guide.