I have EBF three kids with great success.And used to be employed thru our local WIC as a breastfeeding on-call consultant. You need to eat. your baby is taking anywhere from 500-1200 cals from you EACH TIME YOU NURSE. Nursing is NOT a time to diet at all. Eating healthier is good but you not only need the cals to keep milk production up but energy for yourself. My midwife actually told me to up the carbs for energy and milk supply along with protein. Also vigorous excersise can actually change the taste of your milk or dry it up. It needs to be very gradual and if you notice a change in milk or baby your should stop or slow down. Also up the water as much as you can handle. Good rule of thumb is a glass of water each time you nurse. keep a bottle of water at bedside for night time feeding. If you have baby weight to lose think about how many cal you need, avg woman about 1200-1500 and up it by about 500/day, add the water and you should see lbs melt with just nursing. Also as far as sleep goes studies have shown nursing mother may not sleep as many hours as formula feeding moms but the chemical release your body produces during nursing allow for a much deeper sleep, (rem cycle) which in turn leaves you more rested vs a a non-nursing mom. Just keep it as healthy as you possibly can, ie:fruits veggies rice whole wheat bread ect...and you should see results slowly. Its the sacrifices us mamma make for our babies. I was very blessed with my first two kids. The lbs melted away with in the first 6 mths but with my third child NOT SO MUCH UGH....i did lose alot but i let it go to my head and ate garbage foods and now im trying to lose it...good luck
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