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Nursing Helps Burn Baby Fat

Posted Dec 20 2008 7:14pm

Congratulations you have a baby! You also feel like a deflated balloon. Yes, we all know our bodies have exta padding after we give birth. Theres not much we can do about it during pregnancy so now we need to deal with it and tke care of a newborn.  Luckily, breastfeeding moms have a headstat in this department.  Breastfeeding actually helps lose the baby weight!!! Plus, we still need a few extra calories so it’s not as hard to break our pregnancy way of eating.

Nursing causes contactions which tightens your uterus.  This helps tighten up your belly fat right away. I noticed it within 24 hours of my son’s birth.

Nursing actually burns calories! It takes about 500 calories a day to breastfeed.

Studies show that your body natrually puts fat aside during pregnancy for nursing. After the baby is born, your body will go to these storage areas to help you breastfeed.

Breastfeeding makes you thirsty!! Drinking a lot of water helps you lose weight. Check out why here: http://www.inch-aweigh.com/water.html

So go ahead and nurse that baby and remember that not only are you doing a world of good for your baby but you are helping yourself feel great too! Your child might even have a higher IQ for your efforts, you never know!!!

This is a post from Baby Nursing Blog

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