When my first baby was born, I was over the moon excited. It had been a long road for me to have him – first infertility and then three miscarriages – and I was thrilled that he was finally here.
At the same time, even though I knew that all that really mattered was that my baby was healthy, I was really having a hard time with the way that I looked. I gained 55 pounds when I was pregnant with him, and though some of that was the weight of the baby and fluid, I was still carrying an extra 25 pounds two months after he was born.
I didn’t like the puffy way that I looked in the pictures that my husband took of me with him, and I wanted to fit into clothes that didn’t have an elastic waistband. I wanted to feel like my old self again.
However, I was worried that losing weight would hurt my milk supply, and I knew that feeding my baby came first. I also had no idea how I was going to cut back on my food intake when I was as starving as I was as breastfeeding mother, and I didn’t have the time to do the things that I thought that I needed to do to lose weight, like cook healthy meals and exercise.
I did a lot of research, reading article after article about when to start losing weight when breastfeeding, possible weight loss plans, and what I should and shouldn’t be eating. Eventually, I put together a plan that I had a lot of success with, and I was able to lose the baby weight in five months with my first baby, six months with my second, and six months with my third (after gaining a whopping 63 pounds).
My hope is that the information and tips provided in this book will help you understand what to expect with weight loss while breastfeeding and create a plan that will work for you.
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In this book, you’ll learn:
- What is typical for weight loss while breastfeeding?
- How does weight loss affect milk supply?
- What formal plans are out there to help breastfeeding mothers lose weight?
- What impact does breastfeeding have on the exercise that I can do?
- How does what I eat affect the breast milk that I produce?
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When you buy the ebook, you will get a document that can be read on your computer, printed, or opened on a tablet. (When using an iPad, the file will open in Safari and you can then save it to iBooks or the Kindle app; on an iPhone, the ebook seems to display better in iBooks than Kindle.)
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