Everyone has a different relationship with their body and with their own fitness and weight loss – and this becomes even more apparent after we have had children and have pregnancy weight to lose.
Some mums want to lose the weight straight away and many others don’t even think about losing weight for more than a year after their baby is born (and many don’t think about for many years later).
There is no right or wrong time to start thinking about pregnancy weight loss – unless you have a medical problem where weight loss is essential. But instead no one should ever feel pressured to lose weight and you should only do it when you feel 100% emotionally and physically ready to do so.
But if you are breastfeeding and do want to start a losing pregnancy weight what is a safe breastfeeding diet plan to follow?
The good news is that it is possible to lose weight when breastfeeding providing you follow a breastfeeding safe diet. This means following a diet plan that is based on healthy eating principles and light exercise and is free from caffeine and any weight loss accelerants.
It is also very important not to follow any extreme diets which advise cutting out food groups or eating too much of one group – for example a diet that tells you to only eat protein each time you eat.
My first pregnancy I put on 20kg of pregnancy weight. When I had my son only 4kg came off.
I re-searched several diets on how to lose weight safely whilst breastfeeding as I did not want to comprimise my milk supply, until I came across the Lose Baby Weight page that helped me.
I was able to get the 28 day diet and exercise plan that night and start straight away. I began reading alot of other womens weight loss success stories and they inspired me. I thought that one day I could too share my story like all these other successful, happy women. And now that day is here : )
Hi Lose Baby Weight team,
I just wanted to send in and share a recipe and my little story that I have journeyed on whilst on this great post pregnancy healthy eating and breastfeeding safe diet plan
I have been on the healthy mummy smoothies for just over two weeks now and have lost 2.5Kgs and would you believe after being told my lil 10 week old was “failing to thrive ” at six weeks of age due to poor weight gain I can quiet happily say now he is gaining over 500grams a fortnight with my increased breast milk from the smoothies
The change is not only my energy levels but the difference in my little boy which is so satisfying as I was very close to giving up breastfeeding as my milk wasn’t enough for him… – thank you soo much I recommend your diet to everyone xxx
A mother who is breastfeeding her newborn bub has to take extra precaution and care when considering a weight loss plan. This is mainly because the weight loss programs affect the health of not just the mother but the bub as well.
Mums who are breastfeeding are not recommended to lose weight fast and a safe and healthy weight loss plan such as the Lose Baby Weight plans should be followed to ensure the weight loss is not dramatic.
While weight loss after pregnancy is every mothers dream, it is important to do so in a healthy and safe way. The right weight loss plan that offers a healthy breastfeeding diet is extremely crucial as diet affects the production of nutritious mother’s milk.
After speaking to the Lose Baby Weight team about their Healthy Mummy smoothies a couple of weeks ago, I made the decision to purchase some and try them after I wanted to follow a breastfeeding safe diet.
I had been using the ‘traditional’ protein shakes for a few days, but within a day of using them I had noticed my 6 month old was throwing up a lot.
He’s not a vomity baby and it concerned me. I asked a friend about it because in the hour she was here with us he’d throw up 6 times, all over her. She mentioned that it may be the shakes I was using.
As a first time mum this had never occurred to me, I thought he was just unwell. I stopped taking them for a few days and he stopped vomiting. I tried again and within a day the whole vomiting process had resumed.
I have been on the lose baby weight pregnancy weight loss plans for about four weeks now and all I can say is WOW!
My starting weight was 88kilos, I have lost 4kilos so far, I still have 11kilos to go untill I reach my goal weight. (hoping to get to my goal by christmas!)
Not only has the lose baby weight plans been great for my weight loss it has done amazing things for my milk supply and has helped to increase my milk supply – and I am so happy to have found a breastfeeding safe diet
After a week on the healthy mummy smoothies my milk was a lot fuller and I feel I just have so much more energy also my daughter has become so much more content after feeds, another benefit is my nails and hair are stronger and healthier than they have ever been!
So we are very happy to say the Healthy Mummy Smoothies on the Lose Baby Weight plans are breastfeeding safe which means that we not only offer a breastfeeding safe diet but one that also helps to boost your milk supply – and you can see what the nutritionists sayabout our range here
And whether you choose our 28 Day Breastfeeding Friendly Diet & Exercise Plan or choose to use our Healthy Mummy Smoothies your milk supply is supported with foods and ingredients designed by leading nutritionists to nourish your body and milk supply production.
We have a huge amount of feedback about our breastfeeding safe diet and were delighted yesterday when Skye Simpkins sent in her feedback about The Healthy Mummy Smoothies and milk supply. You can read Skye’s story below
We all know the benefits of breastfeeding. There can be little doubt that breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed a baby. I mean our breasts are there for a purpose and unless there is something not working, when we have a baby our breasts will produce breast milk.
That breastfeeding provides the perfect balance of calories, fat, vitamins and other important elements for babies is thoroughly researched and documented.
However, the truth is not every woman can or wants to breast feed and not every baby thrives on breast milk and in the end, it’s the mother’s choice, her gut instinct that she is doing what is best for her baby that must be respected and affirmed and she must be supported in her decision.
As you are probably aware by now, Omega 3′s are an essential fatty acid, which means humans are unable to synthesize this important nutrient.
EPA and DHA – the Omega 3 essential fatty acids in fish oil are crucial throughout life, but especially during pregnancy when a woman’s demand for DHA in particular increases substantially. It is recommended that a pregnant or lactating woman supplements between 250mg – 500mg of DHA daily.
DHA comprises approximately 40% of the fatty acid in brain tissue. That’s why its among the most important nutrients for pregnant and lactating women. The DHA consumed by expectant mums sets the foundation for her baby’s developing brain, eyes, and nervous system.
DHA also provides mood and nerve support for new mothers in the difficult weeks following her baby’s birth. Omega 3 fish oil is a safe, pure, and effective way to promote the health of both mums and babies.
When baby’s first tooth erupts, a lot of joy and celebration usually accompanies it. Most parents see it as a huge milestone and rightly so. That little baby that seemed so helpless yesterday now has his or her first tooth!
Yet for some mums, the sight of the first tooth immediately brings its own “ouch” of anticipation. Perhaps this ouch is provoked by memories of an older child’s biting during feeding or of other mothers’ tales of mischievous children looking at their mum in the eye as they clamp down on her nipple without warning.
Looking back on those moments it is easy to laugh at the memories but if it happens to you, you won’t be blamed for feeling tempted to wean immediately or to start offering a dummy in the hope your baby will chomp down on something other than you!