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Weightloss after c-section and while breastfeeding? ((New Mommy, PLEASE help))

Basically what I want to know is:

1. How did you mommies lose weight while breastfeeding?

2. Is there a book or website that I can go to for some tips?

3. Are there any exersizes to help rebuild the muscles after a c-section?

4. What exersizes should i avoid doing?

5. Are you supposed to wait longer to exercise after a c-section then you are after a vb?

Any and all tips and suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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Asked by JacquiV at 5:04 PM on May. 27, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • try for info on losing weight while BF

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on May. 27, 2009

  • You do need to wait longer after a c-section, you will need to talk to your OB about that - there may be some specific exercises you need to start doing early on for recovery, and others that you need to avoid until you heal.

    But, once you consult your physician:

    Eat Well, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

    Good luck!


    Answer by Collinsky at 5:14 PM on May. 27, 2009

  • Don't worry too much about losing weight right after a C Section. They key right now is not to GAIN weight, don't worry about losing weight until about 1 year after, then you can really get in shape, be buff and look great!

    Answer by teampalmer4 at 5:16 PM on May. 27, 2009

  • I can't help on the c-section part but breastfeeding in itself will help you lose weight. I look better now than I did before my baby and I think it is because of breastfeeding. I have heard that you won't see drastic weight loss until after 4 months! And that was the case for me. I ate like crazy and the weight just fell off and I didn't exercise! Good luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on May. 27, 2009

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