Our expert says:
The fact that you are breast feeding your baby is the single most precious gift you can give your child which will influence his/her health and weight for the rest of his/her life. So don't go on drastic slimming diets at this stage. You can by all means reduce your fat and sugar intakes, but you need a well balanced diet right now to provide for the 2 of you. 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 more cups of fat-free milk or yoghurt to the diet to ensure that you get sufficient calcium for you and baby. Keep up the good work with the exercise as this does stimulate your metabolism and promotes weight loss. Pawpaw is an excellent food, rich in vitamins A and C, but it does not reduce fat.
Enjoy the baby
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