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16 Tips To Help You Safely Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

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Give Yourself Time, Seriously

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We get it. You’re eager to get on the pre-baby-body bandwagon. The thing is, it’s so, so crucial that you give yourself at least two months before you start actively trying to lose weight. You need to give your body time to recover from the strain of birth and the stresses of newborn living. And when you’re nursing a baby on top of things, well, that’s a whole extra parenting skill you (and baby) are trying to learn. In addition, doctors and lactation experts agree that a new mom needs at least eight weeks of general down time to develop a strong milk supply; starting a new exercise routine or diet before then could interfere with that milk supply. So do yourself a favor and just let yourself rest for a bit; weight loss can come later.

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