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Posts Tagged ‘diet’

At 7-weeks postnatal, I am sure I am not alone when constantly thinking about losing weight. Below are some great tips to follow if you are breastfeeding:

Dieting while nursing is fine, but go slow

Lose weight gradually (1 to 2 pounds a week) by combining a healthy, low-fat diet with moderate exercise. Rapid weight loss can pose a danger to your baby because it releases toxins — normally stored in your body fat — into the bloodstream, increasing the amount of these contaminants that wind up in your milk. If you’re losing more than 2 pounds a week after the first six weeks, you need to take in more calories.

If you think you must wean your baby to lose weight, rest assured: Nursing helps to deplete the fat deposited during pregnancy to prepare you for lactation. So some new moms find the weight just seems to fall off while they’re breastfeeding. Still, count on taking ten months to a year to return to your pre-pregnancy weight. And don’t even think about trying to lose weight until at least six weeks after your baby is born. Limiting what you eat in the early weeks of lactation may reduce your milk supply.

Posted on August 21st, 2009

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