To answer some more specific questions on how do you lose weight when breastfeeding and other nutritional questions, Lose Baby Weight has recruited the esteemedand successful Exercise and Nutrition Scientist from The Right Balance – Kathleen Alleaume.
Kathleen is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist, has her B.S. degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Nutrition and is the founding principal of The Right Balance Consultancy Ltd.
Kathleen has operated a private practice in the Sydney CBD for over eight years. We hope the below Q&A’s will answer some of your common queries on how do you lose weight in a healthy way when breastfeeding. You can also see more information on safe weight loss when breastfeeding here.
Q. Why is breastfeeding good for mothers?
A. There are a variety of reasons as to why breastfeeding is good for you and these include;
Q. Why is it so important to in take in the right nutrition when you are a new mum?
A. Eating well is important to provide the right nutrition for you and your baby because many vitamins and minerals in your diet transfer into the breastmilk. All you have to do is eat foods from each of these food groups every day (The Healthy Mummy Smoothie is a great way to get a wide range of nutrients in a quick and easy way):
Q. Does a mum’s nutritional requirements change when breastfeeding?
A.Breastfeeding increases the nutritional needs of mothers while providing a baby with all the important nutrients it needs. Breastfeeding mums need to eat more protein, calcium, other vitamins and minerals including iodine, calcium and iron.
Q. Can getting the right nutrition really make a difference to my tiredness and energy levels?
A. Absolutely. It is important to take time to look after yourself, to conserve your energy levels and maximise breast milk production. The following ideas may help.
Q. Why is it important not to lose weight too quickly – some diets say you can lose 4 kilos a week?
A. We all know ‘diets’ don’t work! Gradual weight loss of up to 1 – ½ kg per week through healthy eating and regular physical activity is reasonable and should not affect your breast milk supply. If you have concerns about your body weight, talk to your doctor or dietitian.
If you are ready to lose weight then the Lose Baby Weight plans offer a healthy and safe exercise and diet routine that are safe in breastfeeding and can help support your milk supply
*This material is for information only and not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. Please consult with your Doctor before starting any weight loss program and do not begin any exercise routine unless you have your Doctor’s clearance.
We also recommend talking to your Doctor if your baby suffers from Colic before starting any diet plan as certain foods may exacerbate the Colic if you are breastfeeding.
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