The benefits of breastfeeding to lose weight postpartum

The benefits of physical and emotional breastfeeding are extensive for both mother and child and are even supported by scientific studies. But despite this, many women choose artificial feeding.

Breastfeeding not only helps the baby’s intellectual development, but helps the mother lose weight faster and reduce the incidence of some diseases.

In general when you are breastfeeding women begin to lose weight and get rid of extra kilos accumulated during pregnancy, but the weight loss during lactation depends on the mother because several factors as the number of kilos gained, the nutritional status before pregnancy, physical activity they do, the type of power has, time and type of breastfeeding, if you have a disease, etc.

Note that it is not good to lose many kilos of blow and a low weight and rapid excessive postpartum makes women feel more fatigued and weak, increasing muscle mass loss and a shortfall of vitamins and minerals. Besides carrying an unbalanced diet can cause the milk produced is of poor quality and scarce.

However, it has only the breastfeeding diet during the immediate postpartum. Do not rely on breastfeeding for weight loss, or else it could be careless with your diet and instead of losing weight, you may actually gain weight. So make sure you eat sensibly, exercise and let nature do the rest.

If you are breastfeeding there is no reason why you should not go on a healthy diet, low in fat to lose weight, but should not fall below about 1800 calories per day while feeding.

To lose weight in infancy without running risks the health of the mother or the baby while ensuring a good quantity and quality of milk, women must eat well, including:

Plenty of fluids, avoiding too much sugar containing

Meat lean fish and poultry in particular, less red meat. Fish is important because it contains polyunsaturated oils when applied to the breast help to correct neurological development of the newborn.

The benefits of breastfeeding to lose weight postpartum

Fruits and fresh vegetables, mostly raw for its great contribution of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Milk -fat of any kind (milk, cheese, yogurt…)

Cereal grain and derivatives

Moreover intakes have to be divided into several times a day trying not to spend more than 4 hours without eating any food, except at night of course.
As soon as you and your doctor think the time is right, start exercising.


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