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Dieting During Breastfeeding No way

Dieting During Breastfeeding No way

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Looking chubby after childbirth? Want to come back to your pre-pregnancy weight? Exclusive breastfeeding will help you lose weight. But dieting is definitely not an option while breastfeeding your baby.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Why No Dieting While Breastfeeding?

Skipping meals because you want to lose weight or don’t have time to eat may lead to energy drain and not help with weight loss.

  • Crash dieting or fad diets don’t provide your body with essential nutrients in the right amounts. A few nutrients are taken from your body reserves. Your health will be compromised if you do not eat well.
  • It has been found that both quantity and quality of breast milk is affected in mothers with inadequate diet. Fat, water-soluble vitamins and vitamin A levels in breast milk are affected by mother’s diet.
  • Alternative feeding options will only increase your baby’s risk of infection and allergies.
  • Remember, your baby gets nutrients from your breast milk. Breast milk is the best food for your baby and your food habits can influence your baby’s nutrition.

Breastfeeding is the way to loose weight!

In fact, breastfeeding is a natural way to lose weight after birth.You burn calories while you are breastfeeding and this makes you lose weight. Although the weight loss occurs slowly, the amount of weight you lose during this period is surprising.

Dieting may make you lose weight faster, but it may also cause you to produce less milk. You require adequate nutrition to provide your baby with sufficient, nutrient-rich breast milk. You don’t have to avoid any foods. You can eat all the family foods that you enjoy.

Make healthy food choices and exercise regularly to lose weight. Be patient with your weight loss and just enjoy your time with your baby.

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