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I want to lose weight and I am breastfeeding, if i ate less rice, does the milk supply also decrease?

I want to lose weight and I am breastfeeding, if i ate less rice, does the milk supply also decrease?

No: Eating less rice shouldn't change the breast milk flow. White rice is plain carbohydrate (carbs), so eating a lot of rice isn't healthy anyway. A woman can lose weight while breastfeeding if she eats fewer calories per day than is needed for her personal needs plus for the production of breast milk. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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I weigh 138 (5'2'') and am breastfeeding a toddler. I want to lose weight without drying up my milk. What's the lowest caloric intake i can aim for?

I weigh 138 (5'2'') and am breastfeeding a  toddler. I want to lose weight without drying up my milk. What's the lowest caloric intake i can aim for?

Breastfeeding is...: ...The best way to lose weight! you transfer hundreds of calories to your baby daily by nursing. Combine that with a good diet and exercise and you will achieve your fitness goals. It's best not to concentrate on limiting caloric intake as this can lead to poor nutrition and health for you and your baby. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Will breastfeeding help me lose weight?

Will breastfeeding help me lose weight?

Yes: Yes, yes and yes. Breast feeding will help your uterus shrink back to its normal size faster and will help you shed the pregnancy weight. Even though it's nice to lose weight, remember to eat healthfully while breast feeding - your nutrition is your baby's nutrition. So eat well, breast feed often, and watch yourself get smaller while your baby gets bigger. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight after you stopped breastfeeding?

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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What are things i can do to lose weight while breastfeeding?

DIET AND exercise: Eat healthy nutritious diet, prefer grilled and baked foods rather than fried foods and eat fruits and vegetables daily also do some kind of light exercise daily. ...Read more

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Calories to eat per day if trying to lose weight and breastfeeding?

It depends...: It depends on how much exercise you are getting. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In a study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories to lose weight when breastfeeding?

How to figure out how many calories to lose weight when breastfeeding?

500-600 cal varys: To support lactation and maintain maternal reserves, most mothers in developing countries will need to eat about 500-600 additional kilocalories every day. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I eat to lose weight while breastfeeding?

Depends: Not knowing your height, weight and nutritional needs, it's only a guess. And at 48, that's amazing! assume that you would normally lose weight on a 1500 kcal diet. Breastfeeding moms burn up an extra 200-300 kcal a day producing breastmilk. Thus if you did some light exercise a day and ate 1500kcal, you would likely lose weight. Make sure to continue to drink lots fluids and calcium daily. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories per day to lose weight while breastfeeding?

How to figure out how many calories per day to lose weight while breastfeeding?

It depends...: It depends on how much exercise you are getting. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In a study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. ...Read more

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I wanted to lose weight. Gave birth last april 5.. can i take slimming pills? Im not breastfeeding anymore. Pls help

To Lose Weight.: I understand your desire to lose weight. Weight loss Plan with the help of your Physician Without Pills Walking or running daily for at least 30 minutes Pilates Yoga Balanced Diet with Veggies sweet potatoes, celery, asparagus, parsley, cucumber, and whole grains such as brown rice and quinoa Stress management to cope with needs of newborn, relationship conflicts with your husband and family ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


Always Hungry (Definition)

Always hungry is a symptom in which a person has a big appetite and seems to be hungry soon after eating. Active, growing teenagers may seem "always hungry" because they need more ...Read more