Many new moms mistakenly believe that breastfeeding helps with weight loss after giving birth. However, while breastfeeding does burn a large number of calories, it also requires a daily intake of approximately 500 more calories than a pre-pregnancy diet.This leads many moms to wonder, “What steps can I take to lose pregnancy weight while also ensuring that my baby gets the nutrients she needs to be happy and healthy?”In this article, we’ll discuss healthy habits such as:
- Drinking plenty of water every day
- Getting as much sleep as you can
- Eating a balanced diet including fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats
- Incorporating moderate exercise into your daily routine
While these tips may sound familiar to anyone who has tried to lose weight before, there are a number of additional considerations you’ll need to keep in mind while trying to lose weight and breastfeeding.