Do Not Rush To Slim After Giving Birth

Baby Blue Syndrome

Do Not Rush To Slim After Giving Birth

On returning to work after giving birth, mothers often feel burdened to return slim as before pregnancy. In a poll titled "Baby Blues" in the UK, involving 3000 women, 25 percent said they like are required to compete with other women - including celebrities - to trim back soon after birth.

More than two-thirds of them felt his body stretched and fat and not attractive for a few months postpartum. Six out of ten women feel less confident due to their old clothes no longer fit. "The mother had a series of different responsibilities of postpartum with the baby as its center," said Claire Burns, Managing Director of A Beautiful Mommy, a provider of pregnant and lactating women clothing.

Fatigue caused by taking care of babies, such as lack of sleep to feed at night, made no easier for mothers to look sexy and fashionable immediately after childbirth. "The body of woman becomes too small for maternity clothes, but too big for a normal woman," said Burns.

Want to slim, of course, not wrong. But it would be a problem if done by drastically reducing food intake or use of slimming drugs. Because, would reduce the intake of nutrients for infants and could endanger the health of babies.

Nutritionists warn, breastfeeding mothers should be able to maintain an ideal weight for not too fat but also not too thin. Ideally during pregnancy the mother's weight increases by about 14-15 pounds. One third is a fetus, and two thirds are other components, such as amniotic fluid, fat, and nutrient reserves in preparation for breastfeeding.

When the baby feeds will stimulate the release of the hormone oxytocin that triggers milk spending and stimulate uterine contractions to accelerate the termination of post-partum bleeding and accelerate the recovery of the uterus to its normal size. Exclusive breastfeeding can also burn 600 calories per day, which is equivalent to aerobics for two hours. So do not hurry to slim. Because, being overweight is indeed destined for the baby when breastfeeding.