Posted by: TIRED | 2008/01/02

Baby Fat and breastfeeding

Hi Doc,

My baby is 5 months now and i am still picking up weight.
I look as big as i was when i was pregnant and this is starting to have an effect. I have few clothes that i can wear and i am not prepare to go shopping for new clothes.

I am still breastfeeding as well, is there anyway that i can eat but loose weight.

I use to go to the gym but i've stopped as well because of time.

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Dear Tired
Because you are breastfeeding (which is the greatest gift you can give your child which will have a positive effect on his/her health and even help to prevent him/her from suffering obesity in later life), I would like to recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian to help you with a diet that will reduce your energy intake without affecting your milk production. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. If is important that you have a well balanced diet rich in those nutrients both you and your baby need, but that you do lose weight. I understand that you feel tired, but if possible do try to include some form of moderate exercise in your daily schedule. Take baby for a walk in his/her pram for 30 min a day to stimulate your metabolism and assist weight loss.
Best regards

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