Posted by: Brigitte | 2004/11/10

weight loss while breast feeding

My baby is 5 mths old. I am breast feeding and plan to continue for at least another 6 mths. I need to lose the weight I gained during pregnancy asap. Please can you suggest an eating plan/weight loss program. Thx

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Dear Brigitte
If you do breastfeed then this should help with the weight loss to a certain extent. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing some regular exercise. Please add 2 cups of fat-free milk to the diet to ensure that you and your baby get sufficient calcium. Try going for a brisk walk (with baby in a pram or strapped to your back) every day for 30 minutes to increase your exercise level.
Good luck

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Posted by: bree | 2004/11/10

I have a 2 months old baby and I gained about 15kg during pregnancy so I would like you to suggest an eating plan /weight loss program.thanx

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