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Does breastfeeding help women lose weight?
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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Breastfeeding women burn a significant amount of calories, up to 600 per day more than those who do not breastfeed.
Six hundred calories is the equivalent of jumping rope for almost an entire hour, so you can imagine that this would be helpful in weight loss. However, weight loss is variable among breastfeeding mothers & everyone will not see a significant weight change simply from breastfeeding.

In brief: Yes
Breastfeeding women burn a significant amount of calories, up to 600 per day more than those who do not breastfeed.
Six hundred calories is the equivalent of jumping rope for almost an entire hour, so you can imagine that this would be helpful in weight loss. However, weight loss is variable among breastfeeding mothers & everyone will not see a significant weight change simply from breastfeeding.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
Answer assisted by Danielle Jones, Medical Student
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes you can eat more and burn calorie while breastfeeding.

In brief: Yes
Yes you can eat more and burn calorie while breastfeeding.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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