New Moms if you are worrying about shedding the left over bump weight, don’t. Remember, it took you 9 months to get where you are and while some snap right back almost instantaneously, others need a little patience and self-love along the journey back to pre baby body.
Breast feeding helps the uterus contract and decreases blood flow, however many people think that nursing will definitely help in weight loss, it may, but it may not. Continuing to be vigilant of your diet and nutrition helps. Nursing may aid in you loosing a pound a week, but may not. Your body, hormones and mindset really need to re align and you need to focus on taking it easy, and easing into a new routine. The weight will shed. Do not go on a crash diet. Not healthy for you as your energy will be zapped, especially if you are indeed nursing. Healthy eating and moderate exercise, like walking and stretching will help you stay physically and emotionally fit.
If there was ever a time to not worry, it would be now. Love yourself, your new baby, and body. Everything will work itself out. Go on long walks. Enjoy the moments of newness and focus on working with your body and not against it’s natural process. Mind over matter is what matters for you and baby.