U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old female asked:

I gained 30 kg during my second pregnancy because i was on bed rest from the 4 th month. how can i lose 1 kg weekly without decreasing milk supply?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Devin Namaky
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Aggressive: Losing 1 kg per week can be an aggressive goal for some patients. Whether this is appropriate for you depends on your starting weight. Your milk supply depends a lot on your hydration status, so drinking plenty of fluid, and making sure you have an adequate vitamin supply will be very important. Both weight lost and breastfeeding are important. Take a multi-vitamin, and good luck!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Apr 19, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.