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Advice on low body weight while breastfeeding. Should I give it up?

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Dr. Touraj Shafai
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Breastfeeding and weight loss.
Weight loss from breastfeeding is well-known and most women who breastfeed for 9-12 months are back at their pre-pregnancy weight. However it is very unusual to lose too much weight. This may be due to not eating enough food ( dieting) or a medical problem. If you increase your food intake and still losing weight you may want to consult your physician..

In brief: Breastfeeding and we

Breastfeeding and weight loss.
Weight loss from breastfeeding is well-known and most women who breastfeed for 9-12 months are back at their pre-pregnancy weight. However it is very unusual to lose too much weight. This may be due to not eating enough food ( dieting) or a medical problem. If you increase your food intake and still losing weight you may want to consult your physician..
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