While you’re pregnant, your body automatically layers on spare fatty tissue so you’ll have enough fat stores to begin and maintain breastfeeding. After you have your baby, though, if what you eat is various and healthy balanced, breastfeeding can assist you mislay your pregnancy weight without compromising either your health or your baby’s by dieting. And you naturally blaze calories to make breast milk every time you nurse.
Postpartum women who diet, exercise vigorously, or omit meals may fast drop pounds, but they may also release higher levels of toxins into their breast milk. Still, breast milk remains the healthiest food for your baby, so don’t let this daunt you from breastfeeding. Work toward a regular weight loss, eat when you’re hungry, and make sure you get adequate fluids. It’s the best way of losing weight easily and safely.