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Breastfeeding *was* my diet!

Posted: June 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding Blog Hop | Tags: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Blog Hop | 1 Comment »

Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by The Slacker Mom Best Breastfeeding Blog

Welcome to week 24 of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop!

This week we are going to talk about Dieting while Breastfeeding.

Because of all of the other things I was dealing with post delivery- it never crossed my mind to actively diet.  With the twins, breastfeeding made me drop the pounds like no ones business.  Of course as soon as I stopped pumping, it all came right back.

With Judah everything was already hanging on by a thread so I didn’t dare mess with that delicate balance.  Reducing calories or even working out were actively off limits- even if my weight was not falling off like it did with the twins.

It seems like no matter what your take is, you can find someone to support you when it comes to dieting while breastfeeding.

I think if you are going to start in on a strict diet for weight loss while breastfeeding, it would be a good idea to watch for any changes in your supply or nursing patterns and ease up if necessary.

Your body needs calories to produce milk, maybe instead of cutting calories, make the calories you do eat really count- healthy fats, fruit and veggies.  You’ll feel better about what you are eating and hopefully not upset the balance your body needs to keep milk production at peak performance.

If this is your first time stopping by, the Breastfeeding Blog hop is hosted by The Slacker Mom, The Gnome’s Mom and Happiness Redefined.  The linky is open Thursday and Friday of each week- link up any post that is pertinent to the weekly topic and be sure to add the linky code to your pot o we can all hop around easily.  Thanks for stopping by!

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One Comment on “Breastfeeding *was* my diet!”

  1. 1 Cindy said at 1:34 am on October 22nd, 2012:

    Don't go hungry that's for sure….Eat low calorie foods from each macronutrient: carbs, proteins, fats and water(liquids) and you'll get all the nutrients you need for everyone!


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