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Congratulations on the birth of your baby and that you have breastfed him for 14 months. Well done! I trust that your son is eating a well balanced diet by now that contains a variety of cereals, grains, fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, and yoghurt or maas, and is only obtaining his milk from the breastfeeding? If he is eating solids and getting plenty of nutrients from his diet then you can certainly use a low-fat, energy-reduced diet and exercise to start losing weight. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for at least 30 min a day. You could take baby for a brisk walk in his pram every day. If the slimming regimen reduces or dries up your milk supply you can consider weaning your son to a formula or cow's milk.
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