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A 49-year-old member asked:

Which is a good way to lose weight when breast feeding?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
A safe way to : Approach this is through weight training. The increased muscle mass will burn more calories - this prevents you from having to starve yourself.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Agree. Breast feeding regularly also burns more calories than most daily exercise, so it's a great time to look at weight loss.
Dec 31, 2013

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Is breast feeding a good way to lose weight?

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Which is the best way to lose weight while breast feeding?

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What are the best ways to lose weight while breast feeding?

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How can I lose weight after delivery and now breast feeding?

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

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