Our expert says:
Congratulations on the birth of your baby. Breastfeeding is a great and wonderful gift that mothers can give their children, so I would not like you to do anything that will stop you breastfeeding (e.g. starvation diets or excessive exercise). To lose weight sensibly you can try eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), but add 2 extra cups of fat-free milk or yoghurt to the prescribed intake to ensure that you ingest enough calcium for you and baby. Also do daily exercise (take baby for a brisk walk in the pram) for 30 or more minutes a day. make sure that you don't eat foods that are rich in fat like cakes, chips, pies, etc and you will lose weight.
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