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What is the best way to lose the weight after having a baby?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Keep breastfeeding

"dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight.
For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories).

In brief: Keep breastfeeding

"dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight.
For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories).
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Diet and exercise

The "age old" answer is true.
A graduated exercise program and and healthy appropriate caloric diet intake is the oldest and best way.

In brief: Diet and exercise

The "age old" answer is true.
A graduated exercise program and and healthy appropriate caloric diet intake is the oldest and best way.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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