Breastfeeding Can Aid Weight Loss

So there may not be a need to diet

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(HealthDayNews) -- Are you feeling weighed down by the extra pounds you're carrying since you gave birth? If you're breastfeeding, take heart. Women who breastfeed actually lose weight faster than those who don't. But don't starve yourself in your attempts to trim down. Your baby needs nutritious breast milk.

The Medical College of Wisconsin suggests some ways to lose weight without jeopardizing your baby's health:

  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Cut your fat intake.
  • Stick to skim milk and avoid processed cheeses.
  • Limit the amount of bread you consume.
  • Try to go for a half hour walk at least twice a day.

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