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"3 Safe and Healthy Ways for Breastfeeding Mothers Who Want to Lose Weight"

3 Safe and Healthy Ways for Breastfeeding Mothers Who Want to Lose Weight

Dream - After giving birth, the physical and psychological conditions will definitely change drastically. Having a new responsibility, with a routine that is also very different from before, added to the significant weight gain.

3 Safe and Healthy Ways for Breastfeeding Mothers Who Want to Lose Weight

It is undeniable that the body condition changes after childbirth, which affects self-confidence. Wanting to immediately go on a strict diet and exercise is very difficult to do because the mother also has to breastfeed for up to 2 years.

3 Safe and Healthy Ways for Breastfeeding Mothers Who Want to Lose Weight

Actually, the easiest way to maintain postpartum weight is by breastfeeding. However, breastfeeding does not guarantee that the body fat of Sahabat Dream will disappear.

Providing exclusive breastfeeding can trigger uterine contractions to return to their original shape. This will cause the stomach to shrink again, although not to the same size as before pregnancy. Did you know, Sahabat Dream, that breastfeeding burns up to 500 extra calories per day? This is greater than the calories burned during daily activities without breastfeeding.

3 Safe and Healthy Ways for Breastfeeding Mothers Who Want to Lose Weight

Research also proves this. It is mentioned that usually women who provide exclusive breastfeeding to their babies for at least 3 months will experience greater postpartum weight loss.

Translate the following 'Bahasa' text to 'English' while preserving any html tags: "Lakukan Diet dengan Aman dan Sehat" "Perform a Safe and Healthy Diet"

It should be noted that a strict low-calorie diet is highly not recommended to be tried during breastfeeding. Restricting the amount of calories and food in the body makes the mother easily weak, resulting in suboptimal breastfeeding process and very distressing for the mother.

               

Mother also should not consume weight loss pills. Weight loss pill products can contain harmful substances that contaminate breast milk and have an impact on the baby. If Sahabat Dream still wants to go on a diet while breastfeeding, it is advisable to consult a nutritionist first. Actually, there are three safe ways recommended to maintain a stable weight and help with weight loss during breastfeeding.

1. Light Exercise

The first natural way is to exercise regularly. However, breastfeeding mothers should still not exercise carelessly, yes! Consult with a doctor or other healthcare provider first if you want to start exercising regularly after giving birth.

               
3 Safe and Healthy Ways for Breastfeeding Mothers Who Want to Lose Weight

For those who have just undergone surgery, they must wait until the stitches heal and their physical condition returns to normal. Then, for those who give birth naturally, they are allowed to do light exercises about 6 weeks after delivery.

2. Optimal Protein Intake

As previously discussed, diet is still allowed for breastfeeding mothers as long as the menu consumed daily contains balanced nutrition. Do not neglect protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, chicken, or eggs.

               
3 Safe and Healthy Ways for Breastfeeding Mothers Who Want to Lose Weight

Choose healthy proteins such as chicken breast, seafood, lean meat, and eggs that are very important for recovery and making breast milk more nutritious. Also, increase consumption of fresh vegetables and fruits, not processed ones, Sahabat Dream.

3. Rest

"Maybe it sounds difficult but try to sleep and rest well. Having enough sleep will help the metabolism process work more optimally, which also affects weight loss. To help mothers sleep more soundly, they can do regular massages. Report: Salma Rihhadatul Aisy / Source: Parents"

               
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