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What are some ways or foods I can eat that will help me lose weight while breastfeeding

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Not knowing your height, weight and nutritional needs, it's only a guess. And at 48, that's amazing! assume that you would normally lose weight on a ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Weight loss. : You are correct in suggesting that women who breast-feed lose weight easier after delivery than those who do not. However, you should still be maintai ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Weight drops if...: "Dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For ex ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Balanced nutrition: If you eat a well balanced diet based on your pre-pregnant weight ( calorie wise) & simply breast feed, you can lose a pound every week or two.Make su ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alison Stuebe
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends...: It depends on how much exercise you are getting. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Most people lose: weight during breastfeeding, and can gain weight afterwards if they are not on a exercise program. Barely eating is not a solution. It puts your body ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Quit eating for two: Breast feeding can burn off a good 300-400 calories per day which has the potential to help you lose weight. However, to do so can be hard. Many assum ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Only if low calories: "dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For exa ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Weight drops if...: "Dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For ex ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: Yes, yes and yes. Breast feeding will help your uterus shrink back to its normal size faster and will help you shed the pregnancy weight. Even though ... Read More
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