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Is breastfeeding a good way to lose weight?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Yes it is a good way for you to help loose the weight you gained during pregancy.

In brief: Yes

Yes it is a good way for you to help loose the weight you gained during pregancy.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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In brief: Usually

Nursing mothers tend to lose their pregnancy weight faster than mothers who are breastfeeding.
An extra 500 cals/day is needed to breastfeed without losing weight. Bear in mind after weaning your baby to not continue the added calories or you will end up gaining weight after stopping nursing.

In brief: Usually

Nursing mothers tend to lose their pregnancy weight faster than mothers who are breastfeeding.
An extra 500 cals/day is needed to breastfeed without losing weight. Bear in mind after weaning your baby to not continue the added calories or you will end up gaining weight after stopping nursing.
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