Having a strong supply of breast milk is a common concern and focus for many of us mums who are breastfeeding our babies and following a breastfeeding diet– especially when we also want to lose our baby weight and return to our pre pregnancy shape and clothes – as we worry that losing the weight may affect the milk.
With losing pregnancy weight, provided you are not using any caffeine based weight loss accelerants and are using safe nutritional products, steady weight loss will not effect your milk supply and the The Australian Breastfeeding Association recommends a loss of approximately 500 grams – 1kg per week.
As a mum we want to give our babies the best and sometimes it is hard to know if the baby is getting enough milk and how much they are drinking. The experts say as long as the baby is wetting enough nappies then mums don’t need to worry – but that is often easier said than done! I personally like to combine on the boob feeding with express milk feeding whereby I express about 10 -12 ounces per day (mostly I use this in the night so hubby can do some feeds) and it feels good to see the milk coming out in abundance and to know that the supply is strong.
When creating the weight loss plans featured on the Lose Baby Weight Plans it was imperative to ensure that all the products were safe when breastfeeding and that enough nutrition was being supplied to the mum to make sure their milk wasn’t adversely affected and that the plans were breastfeeding safe. And as well as our smoothies we have also launched the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge which is packed full of recipes and foods to help your milk supply.
In addition to the smoothies on our plans, there are a number of foods you can eat which have been suggested to boost milk supply and these are;
- Salmon – which is packed full of Omega 3, iodine, vitamin D, protein and B12
- Eggs – they are the highest quality protein in our food supply and are packed with vitamins and minerals
- Chickpeas – Lean protein with iron and fibre
- Avocado – High in folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium
- Berries – full of vitamin C, folate and fibre (so make sure you have lots of berries in your Lose BW smoothies!)
- Spinach – full of anti oxidants, vitamins and minerals and is great for yours and your baby’s immune system
- Yoghurt – high in calcium and full of good bacteria.
- Water – drink at least 1.5 – 2 litres of water per day as your body needs it to make the milk so make sure you keep hydrated as you can use up to 1 litre a day just for feeding.
So if you are on a weight loss plan make sure you are drinking enough water in between your meals as well as eating healthy snacks to boost your nutrition during the day and having a vegetable packed and lean protein dinner.
Healthy weight loss in breastfeeding
Have you heard about our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge?
The Challenge is safe for breastfeeding mums and has over 1000 exclusive recipes in (all created by nutritionists and chefs and you can get access too all the Challenge tools, recipes, meal plans and exercises here – and the bonus news is that mums lose an average of 4-6 kg over 28 days).
And the July Challenge is the BUDGET CHALLENGE too
Results from mums on the 28 Day Challenge
Mums lose an average of 4-6kg (8-13 pounds) on our 28 Day Challenge and below are some of the amazing results from mums JUST LIKE YOU who are already using the 28 Day Challenge and losing tummy fat – make the change and join them today too!
You can see lots of more results and you can join here too
Lizzie lost 10kg (22 pounds) on 3 Challenges
Lizzie says: “The food is delicious and very easy to make. The recipes are very simple and don’t require a lot of ingredients.
I love that the menu plan for the week is all worked out and it can be customised to suit your family and the ingredients you may have on hand” Join here
Eliza lost 22kg (48 pounds) on 4 Challenges
Eliza says “I started in September with my first 28 Day Weightloss Challenge. I lost 8 kg that month. So far I have lost 22 kg. But it is what I have gained which will make me a supporter for life! Join here
Ashley has lost 22kg (48 pounds) on 4 rounds
Ashley says “To date I have now lost over 22kg since starting with the 28 Day Challenges. Back in September I never thought I would be where I am now in a short six months.” Join here
Lauren has lost 46kg (101 pounds) on 6 rounds
Lauren says “I’d highly recommend starting with a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. It’s such a great way to learn about healthy eating and exercise….. The Challenges are perfect as they run for 28 days, with so many different customizable options for every meal and day” Join here
You won’t regret it!