Our expert says:
Congratulations on the birth of your baby and the fact that you are breastfeeding. This is one of the most valuable gifts you can give your little one which will have a positive effect on the rest of his/her life. To answer both your questions: Breastfeeding does make additional energy demands on the mother, but it is possible to gain weight when you are breastfeeding if you increase your energy intake by eating more and using a meal supplement like the Nestle Nutren with fibre. It may take a bit longer than in people who are not breastfeeding, but if you use a liquid meal supplement at the rate of 200 ml 3x a day, then you should gain between 0,5 to 1 kg per week, as reported by other Readers.
If your face is very emaciated you could also consider consulting a Dermatologist to discuss the use of fillers to build up those areas of your face that had lost too much fat tissue.
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