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how can i get rid of all this fluid i have since i had the baby

i am still retaining alot of fluid help how can i loose some of it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Jun. 8, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Eat a whole watermelon. No joke! It is a natural dirruetic. I was at a breastfeeding conference and they were talking about mos who are retaining a lot of water after birth (if you had any pitocin that will make it worse). They said that this is the best thing, and healthy too!

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:40 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • huh lol whats that ?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • You could try drinking lots of water. I have heard that the more water you drink the less your bady feels the need to store it.
    Try to avoid salt whenever you can.
    If the swelling is in your legs/ankles/feet then try to stay off of them as much as possible. After giving birth, my feet swelled up so bad I couldn't even put on shoes. If that's your problem, you should recruit some extra help for a few days and try to prop up your feet.

    Answer by honeyb3 at 5:19 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Tea is also a natural diuretic (makes you lose water). A cup now and then, like hot or iced will do.
    Like the prev. poster said, salt is an awful water rention problem. Chips and junk foods are full of salt.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 8:31 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • You can also go to google or yahoo and type in Jilliam Michaels Tea Drink. There is a recipe using water, lemon juice, cranberry juice and dandelion tea, you make it and drink it everyday and you lose excess water's good to stop the bloat and get you back on track!

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 1:01 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

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