What If I Overdo It?
What if despite all the best advice you still gain too much? Don't panic: You can get your pre-pregnancy body back. Get active as soon as you get the okay from your doctor. Take your baby out for long walks in the stroller, or start a mom-and-baby walking group in your neighborhood.
Finally, breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby and yourself. A recent study from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists shows that while breastfeeding may not speed weight loss in the first six months postpartum, it helps women lose the weight eventually and to keep it off in the years that follow.
Sources: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine
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