This won’t be your typical ” Lose The Baby Weight ” Post. Nope. You should take it easy the first few months, but after that, I think you need to go all out. I’m going to tell you how to REALLY lose the baby weight ( and keep your milk supply ) because I know what I’m talking about here. If you are serious about getting back into shape then read on Mama! ( Make sure you read this whole list because the bottom tip is one of the most important )

Everyone’s heard someone say that it’s easier to lose baby weight while breastfeeding and sometimes that’s true. Or at least to an extent.

Breastfeeding does burn extra calories but often times not enough to make the weight come off { sorry 😢 }.  It will burn 300-500 calories a day but the hormone that helps you produce milk, Prolactin, Will also make your body hold on to those last few pounds even if you get close to your goal weight.

***Here’s a very specialized program for postpartum mamas looking to lose weight, keep up their milk supply and heal their bodies. This is an affiliate link, I promote it because it’s the best Postpartum Program there is! 

But most of the time mamas have to work at it and consider their food choices. This can be tricky because dieting too much can cut your milk supply significantly and that’s no good. Our babies come first and that’s the last thing we want to happen.

So what can you do if you have a lot of weight to lose but you plan to breastfeed for the first year?

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I’ve had three babies and gained a lot of weight each time. Here’s how I lost ALL the weight Quickly { but It took you time to gain and it takes time to lose }. Be sure to read through this article… There are lots of articles online like this but I give some unconventional tips that really work!

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Wait A few Months

I know you’re in a rush to get back to your old self. We all are, but it’s best to wait a few months and let your milk get really established. You need this time to rest too. There’s really no rush, in the beginning, you can really push yourself later.

Take this time to heal and you’ll get better results with the things I’m about to share with you. Trust me.

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Begin By Healing Your Diastasis Recti And Pelvic Floor First

This won’t technically help you lose the baby weight but it will help flatten out your tummy again like it was before you got pregnant. If you don’t heal your diastasis recti, it won’t matter how much weight you lose because you’ll always look three months pregnant. If you don’t know what diastasis recti is, check this post right here to learn more because it’s really important!

You need to heal your diastasis recti and pelvic floor first and foremost to get your body back and diastasis recti exercises are the perfect ones to start off with. They are gentle and healing.

The Postpartum Cure is a program for breastfeeding moms that helps heal the diastasis recti, lose the weight and pump up your milk supply. It’s my favorite postpartum program and I recommend it to any mama who is serious about getting their post-baby body back. If you follow the program, you will see excellent results.

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The postpartum cure

***If you’re still pregnant and want a get a jump on your fitness, The Belly Only Pregnancy Program can really help! 

Start Walking 

After the first few months and once you’re cleared by your doc, you can start walking. Start your new exercise routine slow at first. You can get a good stroller and go to the park. You can walk and soak up some sunshine.

***Want A FREE Breastfeeding Hospital Planner? Go to this page and download yours now!

Now Do a More Intense Workout

Once you are past the 3-month point and you can lift and move around freely without any trouble, I highly suggest you get a Kettlebell! You can start off with one that’s about 15 pounds and then move up to 25 pounds about 6 months out when your body has fully recovered. Here’s a great option from Amazon.

 

Listen Up! Kettlebell workouts are amazing for your body. Here’s a post that will tell you just how amazing this type of workout is for your body. It’s really informative and I want you to read it, mama.

You can do 20 simple Kettlebell swings, in 5 or 6 sets and burn 10 times as much fat as a 45-minute cardio session. You can do this simple workout in maybe 10 or 15 minutes in your home while your baby naps. This is hands-down the best way to lose that weight and get really strong in the process. You only have to do this 10-minute workout 3 or 4 times a week and as long as you eat well and drink plenty of water and it won’t affect your supply ( Or shouldn’t, everyone is different ).

Here’s another awesome resource that will help educate you on how the Kettlebell can get you superhuman fit. It’s super informative and after you watch it you WILL want a kettlebell! You can find good ones here on Amazon.

Drink Protein Shakes  

Drinking a good organic protein shake will give you a good nutritional boost and it’s definitely good for making milk. It will help fill you up and cut your cravings for other foods. I drank this every day and let me tell you, they are delicious and filling.

Eat Enough Calories 

Not getting enough calories won’t do you any favors. Not only will you likely not lose weight but you’ll lose your milk supply too. Your body will just hold on to your fat stores to help feed your baby.

Here’s a great program from Katie Pickett at Joyful Messes. It’s called the Postpartum Cure. It gives you an excellent eating plan that will help you lose the weight while keeping a really strong milk supply. It also helps you heal diastasis recti as I mentioned earlier, which is really important to your overall health and recovery.

Lose the baby weight and keep your milk supply

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Use A Postpartum Fitness App

A Postpartum Fitness app will keep you stay on point and help remind you to exercise. It will also give you Taylor made fitness routines for your current condition. The Postpartum Cure Creator also has two Postpartum apps and you can get them when you start the Postpartum Cure Program. It’s all a really great deal!!

Eat The Right Foods 

Oatmeal has been shown to boost milk and fill you up nicely. It’s full of protein, iron, and fiber and it doesn’t cause a huge spike in insulin. Spinach, Kale, carrots, and Walnuts are also yummy foods to add to boost your nutrition and pump up your breast milk. Basically, eating very clean, dense nutritional foods is key to creating a good flow.

Herbs and Things 

You can also take the herb Fenugreek which works wonders at boosting your supply. It’s well known that this is the go-to herb for milk production.

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There are other products too Like Mother’s milk Tea and these bars you can try.

Drink Plenty Of Water

When you are breastfeeding you’re gonna get thirsty. You’re expelling tons of fluids and you need that water to make you feel good, energized and to keep you from feeling super hungry.

Your body needs the fluids to make the milk in the first place and some mamas let themselves get really dehydrated. That’s no good. You’ll also feel much hungrier when you’re dehydrated and you’ll eat more then you need.

You see when you’re dehydrated you can feel really hungry but what your body really needs is water. So make sure you’re drinking plenty.

Other Courses You May Be Interested In:

The Belly Only Pregnancy Program 

Milkology: The Ultimate Breastfeeding Course, Only $19

The Ultimate Pumping Class { Breastfeeding }, Only $19

At 6 Months Go Hard 

A lot of these ” Lose the Baby Weight ” posts will tell you to take it easy, and that’s fine the first few months. They’ll pat you on the back and say ” You just had a baby, you don’t have much time ” or things like ” it takes a year to fully recover from birth ” and all that.

But once you get past the 6-month mark, you can and should start pushing yourself hard. No excuses. Going hard on your workouts and health will make you feel super good about yourself and you’ll get back into shape quickly.

It’s true, you do have less time now but you don’t have to go to a gym. You can do the 10-minute kettlebell swings I mentioned earlier and that will get you into the best shape of your life. At the 6 month mark, you should get a heavier Kettlebell too. You’ll have worked your way up and you’ll be ready to give it your all.

I use a 25-pound kettlebell at this point. It’s really heavy but you use your body for momentum and with proper form, it’s easy to swing. So don’t be afraid of going a good bit heavier, that’s what will push you through your plateaus. Just make sure you review how to have proper form, that’s always important with any exercise.

So 10 minutes a DAY, that’s it, mama. You can do that, I know you can.

And once your six months out, going hard on your fitness shouldn’t really affect your milk. It should be very well established and unless you worked out hours a day and didn’t get enough food, it shouldn’t be a problem at all. Just monitor is and I’ll know you’ll be fine.

Don’t be afraid to be the strongest mama you can be. I wish you all the luck in the world! Enjoy your babe, and don’t worry about your body too much, you’ve got this 😉

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