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How can brestfeeding moms lose weight?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Get a balanced diet: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Work with dietition: Eat a balanced diet based on your pre-pregnancy weight,with the supplemental vitamins needed for baby.You can lose weight gradually as the baby takes the excess off in your milk. Some will need to work with a clinical dietitian (hospitals have them) to learn proper portion control and choices. After baby weans and you remain within the same guidelines you should be happy.

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How can I lose weight while brestfeeding?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Take it slow.: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training.

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