Do you want to lose the baby weight, but are afraid of what will happen to your milk supply? Here is everything you need to know about losing weight and breastfeeding, including which plans are safe for breastfeeding moms, breastfeeding and exercise, and how many extra calories you should eat.
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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