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Can women lose weight when they stop breast feeding?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Confusing question: Many women use breast feeding as a natural way to loose weight. Eating a well balanced diet designed to meet the needs of mom and baby with calorie load based on pre-pregnancy weight can help weight come off. Before or after breast feeding, success at weight loss depends on feeding practices and activity.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

Are there any pills can help me to lose weight while breast feeding?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No need: Although there are medically recognized weight-loss pills, the best weight-loss scheme is breastfeeding, where you burn up to 500 cal/day.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can I lose weight while i'm breast feeding?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Absoluely: Weight loss is all a calorie in/calorie out deal. If you expend more calories in a day than you take in, over time you will lose weight. Make sure you are getting enough fluids to keep your milk supply going, and enough variety of foods to get appropriate nutrition for the baby. Other than that, take your daily vitamin and enjoy the weight loss without having to work out!
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is breast feeding a good way to lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
For many: Women - that can contribute to weight loss.

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