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A 28-year-old female asked:

Are they sure i will loss weight if i breast feed.

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Dr. Terry Brenneman
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Maybe: Depending upon how much the baby eats, you can lose 500-1000 calories per day beyond what you normally burn. So, as long as you don't eat more you should be able to lose some weight.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 sure you are taking prenatal vitamins & plenty of fluids. The loss will be slow but natural. The books that say to up your calorie intake to bf are assuring that you won't lose weight.

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