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Is breastfeeding the fastest and best way to lose weight?

Margaret L. McKenzie, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Breastfeeding is one way to lose pregnancy weight. Watch this video for other ways to lose weight.

 


It helped me lose weight quickly after 2 of my births. The younger you are the quicker the weight goes. I also nursed my children into toddlerhood. I think that helped as well. I was 36 when I had my third child. It took a bit longer to lose the weight and get back into shape, but once I began an exercise program in combination with breastfeeding, it eventually came off again, just not as quickly as when I was under the age of 30.

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