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16 Tips To Help You Safely Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

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This is possibly one of the most important things to remember, especially for mothers of a baby who’s under a year old. Breastfeeding burns, on average, an extra 200-500 calories every day, and that’s nothing to sneeze at! To effectively utilize the inherent calorie-busting of nursing, it’s best to just feed your baby whenever she or he wants to eat. Don’t watch the clock. Don’t listen to your in-laws telling you it’s too soon. Ignore the books that say to stretch the time between feedings to a certain number of minutes or hours. Trust in your baby and your body and feed on demand, and let the magic of milk making help slowly trim away the extra weight.

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