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Does breast feeding help you loose weight?

Does breast feeding help you loose weight?

It can be: If you eat the calorie needs of your pre-pregnancy weight & are specific about taking in adequate extra water & your prenatal vitamins, you can both make a nutritious milk supply for baby & drop a pound or so every other week. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does breast feeding helps in losing weight ?

Does breast feeding helps in losing weight ?

Depends: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part ( that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone.If you eat more you loose less. ...Read more

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Does losing weight help eliminate calcifications in breast?

Does losing weight help eliminate calcifications in breast?

No: These usually are genetically related rather than related to fat. ...Read more

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Will breast feeding help you loose weight?

Will breast feeding help you loose weight?

Actually yes..: Making milk uses energy/calories and so if you balancing what you eat, breastfeeding certainly will help with increasing your energy-expenditure. Each oz of milk contains about 20 calories and during the milk-making process, you burn up more calories as well. Eat healthy, take your vitamins, and do some exercises as well will help! congrats on the baby and good luck. ...Read more

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Will breastfeeding help me lose the baby weight?

Will breastfeeding help me lose the baby weight?

Depends: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part ( that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone.If you eat more you loose less. ...Read more

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Can i lost weight by pumping my milk same as breast feeding?

Yes: As long as you eat a balanced diet based on your pre-pregnancy weight and continue to produce milk for your baby, you should gradually lose weight. Baby is better at removing milk from the breast than any other extraction method. ...Read more

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How to gain weight whilst breast feeding?

How to gain weight whilst breast feeding?

Weight/Breastfeeding: While you are breastfeeding and you feel like you need to gain weight, do it by adding healthy calories to your meals. It's a good time to evaluate your diet for the health of you and your baby anyway. Add healthy calories like low fat greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, avocados, fruits, and low fat or nonfat milk. Remember to know your family medical history and still exercise and eat healthy while bf ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight while i'm breast feeding?

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! ...Read more

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Can women lose weight when they stop breast feeding?

Can women lose weight when they stop breast feeding?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose breast weight (decrease their size) and how?

Is it possible to lose breast weight (decrease their size) and how?

Yes but....: When you lose weight you do not have control over what parts of your body lose over others. A healthy and diet exercise program will cause weight loss throughout your body. If your breasts shrink too much, talk to a plastic surgeon about your options for breast enhancement. ...Read more

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

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

Slowly: Many women lose weight when breast feeding baby. If you weight train- you will build muscle which burns calories. It is important to also remain aerobically fit. ...Read more

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

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

Don't diet: Breast feeding mothers should eat a healthy diet. You actually need more calories during breast feeding than during pregnancy, but they should be from a balanced diet. When you finish breast feeding, your weight may decrease quickly if you have been following a nutritious diet and exercise program. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What help me to lose weight, with emphasis on breast reduction?

What help me to lose weight, with emphasis on breast reduction?

You need: Cannot target a specific body part with weight loss, short of exercising a specific area. No way to do that with breasts. ...Read more

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Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets go to the infant through feeding?

Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets  go to the infant through feeding?

Not exactly: Breastmilk is notoriously low in iron, even if you take supplements. Similarly, although breastmilk is usually hight in calcium, the concentration of calcium in breastmilk is not really related to your calcium consumption. A nursing mother should have adequate intake of these nutrients to maintain her own stores, not to affect the milk's composition. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more