Our expert says:
Congratulations on the birth of your baby. At the moment your BMI = 22,9 which is practically ideal for your height, so there is no need to lose more weight right now. Breast-feeding your son is the single most important gift you can give him which will influence his future life positively and even prevent him from ever developing obesity, so don't do anything that will disrupt your milk supply. You may be feeling hungry because of your iron-deficiency anaemia. The latter may be due to the extra demands for iron during pregnancy and delivery and now that you are breastfeeding. Take your iron supplements for at least 3 months or longer as it takes a long time to replenish low iron stores in the body. From what you say your diet seems well balanced so don't change it until you stop breastfeeding. You can do some daily exercise (e.g. take baby for a walk in the fresh air) to keep your weight constant, but don't start starving yourself because this will also impact on the baby.
Relax and enjoy your baby
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.