After childbirth, losing weight can be difficult to return to your pre-baby size.
Did you know that in addition to a balanced diet and a little sport, there are other ways to lose the curves of pregnancy?
If I told you that breastfeeding makes you lose weight, would you believe me?
What are the benefits of breastfeeding?
It has been proven that breastfeeding a newborn baby is beneficial to him. All the nutrients essential to its good growth are included in your breast milk.
Breastfeeding is also good for the mother: during this period, your uterus will contract and gradually return to its original size.
The repercussions will be beautiful and visible: your belly will become flat again in a natural way. It has been scientifically proven that breastfeeding makes you lose weight. But that’s not all, feeding your baby yourself will reduce the risk of getting breast cancer!
Why does breastfeeding make you lose weight?
Feeding your child is normal and becomes from the first day, a gesture that you will repeat several times daily. But you never imagined that this maternal and natural process could help you eliminate the few extra pounds you’ve put on over the last few months!
It has been found that breastfeeding women burn calories more quickly. Indeed, producing breast milk is not easy for your body. During your months of pregnancy, you have built up fat mass to meet your baby’s needs. Now your body can use this fat to find the energy it needs during feedings. During this time you can eliminate a certain number of calories from every liter of milk your baby drinks.
How many calories can we lose?
Every woman is different, so weight loss varies according to different factors. On average, you can lose 500 calories per day and up to two kilos per month when you breastfeed. For this to happen, you must breastfeed for at least 3 months. Of course, this does not do everything to lose the curves taken during your pregnancy. As with a classic diet, you will need to adopt a healthy and balanced diet. This will allow you to regain your pre-baby figure while feeding your baby healthy food.
Remember to adapt the proportions of food: your body knows how to adapt perfectly and will be satisfied with a portion for you alone. Find a sporting activity to practice regularly and you will be able to return to your initial weight.
Also read: 7 simple tips for losing your belly after childbirth