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How long does it take to loose weight after giving birth if formula feeding?

How long does it take to loose weight after giving birth if formula feeding?

Depends : Since you are not breastfeeding, weight loss will depend on your activity level and caloric intake. If you are very active and watch your diet, you should lose the extra pounds quickly. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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 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

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

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

Same as everyone: The "lose 3500 calories to drop a pound" idea now is overly simplistic. Disappointing reality is that when you begin to lose weight, your metabolism slows, hormonal &neurologic changes occur. The greater the progress you make the tougher it gets to lose more pounds--your body tries to defend its weight! You have to eat even fewer calories to maintain rate of loss. Ref: Washington Post, 7/29/2 ...Read more

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What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

Healthy Habits.: Stay well hydrated. Get regular exercise, and continue to breast-feed. Also make sure that you eat a healthy well-balanced diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...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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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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When you get your periods after weaning breastmilk, does your estrogen get back to normal?Also since estrogen is fat burning, do you lose weight fast?

When you get your periods after weaning breastmilk, does your estrogen get back to normal?Also since estrogen is fat burning, do you lose weight fast?

Not right away: And actually breastfeeding makes your body burn more calories, so when weaning, the tendency is more for you to gain weight rather loose. It is always important to eat right and get plenty of exercise. ...Read more

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Can you lose breast tissue after nursing?

Can you lose breast tissue after nursing?

Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than before you nurses but similar size. ...Read more

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How much weight should I lose after baby if breastfeeding?

How much weight should I lose after baby if breastfeeding?

Depends: Breastfeeding mother statistically lose more weight than those who do not breastfeed. How much weight you should lose is largely dependent of your pre-pregnancy weight, normal weight, underweight, or overweight and how much weight you gained while pregnant. Warning, rapid weight loss can adversely affect your milk production which is dependent of mom's diet and fat stores. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight after you stopped breastfeeding?

Diet and Exercise: Depends mostly on what your diet is after stopping breastfeeding and how active you are. Breastfeeding helps loose pregnancy weight but diet still plays a major role. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight while i'm breast feeding?

How do I lose weight while i'm breast feeding?

Priorities : I would first consult with a nutritionist and lactation consultant. You need adequate calories to produce milk and avoid a catabolic state. It is important to support sufficient fat, protein and carbohydrates. Exercise is also a great way increase tone and increase muscle bulk and enhanced body contouring. ...Read more

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How much can I lose a week if breast feed?

How much can I lose a week if breast feed?

Some : Breast feeding is estimated to require an extra 300-500 calories a day which is bit more than needed by pregnancy. However you should not limit your intake too much since the amount of breast milk may decrease if you eat too little. However if you eat for a normal healthy adult you might lose about a pound a week. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take women to lose their weight after giving birth?

How long does it usually take women to lose their weight after giving birth?

Varies: The first week or so after delivery weight loss is rapid- of course you have the weight of the baby, placenta and amniotic fluid from the actual delivery, but there is also a natural diuresis which happens during this time. After this initial loss it is healthy to aim to lose 1-2 pounds per month. Eat a well balanced diet, but don't skip meals or diet as this can negatively affect breastmilk. ...Read more

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They say if you breast feed, you will lose weight faster. Why is that?

Breastfeeding helps!: During pregnancy your body stored extra fat in preparation for breastfeeding. You only need an extra 500 calories a day to breastfeed (peanut butter sandwich and glass of milk). Breastfeeding your infant will help you to lose that pregnancy weight. Also you will reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis and breast cancer. Benefits for both you and baby. All the best! ...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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How much weight will i lose after stopping birth control and how long will it take to lose that weight.

How much weight will i lose after stopping birth control and how long will it take to lose that weight.

Unanswerable : Wow. This is a big question that is impossible to answer. There are so many variables...Including the fact that many people do not lose weight and many who do not put on weight with birth control. But on both parts of your questions "how much weight' and 'how fast' would be variable from female to female. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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