Breastfeed - Best way to lose pregnancy weight!

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Breastfeed – Best way to lose pregnancy weight!

Breastfeed – Best way to lose pregnancy weight!

Breastfeeding is essential for mothers and their babies for numerous reasons. Breastfeed provide nourishment and help protect your baby from sickness, by developing immunity. Also it is your body’s way to lose pregnancy weight.  Breastfeeding makes it easier to lose pregnancy weight because you are using extra calories to feed your infant. Mother who breastfeed for more than 3 months are likely to lose more weight than those who do not; while those mothers who continue breastfeeding even after 6 months may have higher chances to continue the weight loss. How much you need to lose depends on your existing weight, how dynamic you are, and whether you are breastfeeding or not!

Also read our blogs in the pregnancy weight loss series, Building Stroller Exercise Regime and Using Meditation and Yoga to   lose weight.

If you are breastfeeding, you’ll require more calories than if you are formula feeding your baby. It’s about an extra 330 calories per day to produce milk. Though, these additional energy needs will be met from your body’s existing fat stores, Breastfeeding can further help you to lose weight if you avoid consuming extra calories, while eating healthy and staying active. This may help you to keep your weight off in the long term.

While it’s important to be cautious about your health it is also important not to set yourself unachievable goals. If you gained a lot of weight during your pregnancy, it will take longer to come off. So don’t overstate yourself.

Combining breastfeeding with healthy eating and moderate exercise will be the most effective, as it will help you to lose fat instead of lean tissue. Are you finding breastfeeding challenging? Read More for answers to your troubles!

Watch this space for blog on Cardio & weight Training to lose that pregnancy pouch!

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Comments ( 2 )

  1. User
    October 7, 2015 at 10:28 PM
    Hi my kid is 8 months and I am still breast feeding but my weight did not decrease. Before delivery I was 75 kgs and now I am 85 kgs. What should I do to bring my weight to 62 kgs.
    • October 12, 2015 at 8:39 AM
      Hello Dear,

      Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
      Don't diet, don't cut down your nutrients as your baby needs that through breast feed. Keep patience and You need to incorporate aerobic and strength training exercises after pregnancy to burn calories and keep your muscles and bones strong. "Exercise, beyond helping you lose weight, provides so many benefits to a new mom."
      Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
      Stay connected to MediMetry for regular tips on safe & healthy pregnancy!