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Breastfeeding and Weight Loss – Is it Possible?

The Problem – Baby Weight

Every new mom dreads the one major problem that comes as an unavoidable side-effect of pregnancy – that darned extra 'baby weight'. Every pregnant woman gains a little extra, and every new mom wants to know the best way to get rid of it … and fast. Sometimes it's just a few extra pounds, sometimes it feels like the fat fairy came by and whacked you around the middle. But either way, you want to know how you can get yourself back into those pre-pregnancy clothes, and hang up the elastic pants for good (or at least until the next baby). The good news is that the extra baby weight can be easily melted away. If you're really worried about it, I'm gonna bet you've never heard of the connection between breastfeeding and weight loss.

The Solution – Breastfeeding

There is a solution. It's fast, it's safe, and best of all it's completely natural. In fact, it's the way you were designed to achieve weight loss after pregnancy. That solution is breastfeeding. You see, breastfeeding and weight loss go hand in hand. You may not know this, but breastfeeding burns calories. According to this article on breastfeeding.com, breastfeeding burns over 600 calories per day! That's the equivalent of two hours of intense aerobic exercise.

Just remember that you're still eating for two! When you're breastfeeding you're feeding something tiny, but its growing like a weed. Your baby will double or triple his weight in just a few short months and if you're exclusively breastfeeding, all of that will be coming from your body. There have been several women who say they eat like a horse and the weight is still falling off. That's pretty awesome and is really a show case for the potential of breastfeeding and weight loss. So try it! Its good for your baby and GREAT for you!

Source by Richard W Matthews

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