Hi MamaV. I’m a Newbie on this forum as well, but I can pass along what I’ve been told by experts and others on the forum. I am breastfeeding, as well. I was advised to skip the colon cleanse in Stage 1 and go right to the strict diet in Stage 2. I am finding that the more I explore the healthy options within the diet, the more satisfied I am. For example, kefir has made my cravings for milk go away, in addition to providing some fabulous probiotics! I am finding this Candida Diet to be very doable. Good luck!