fastest way to lose weight while breastfeeding

Fastest Way to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

Last Updated on February 3, 2023 by Avi Steen

In this post, we’ll be talking about tips for the fastest way to lose weight while breastfeeding, from my own personal experience.

Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor just sharing my experience! Everyone is different, in hormones and their bodies so once again, this is just my experience.

I also want to share how losing weight has affected my breast milk supply and tips to maintain your supply on your postpartum weight loss journey.

At 5 months postpartum I had lost a total of 31 pounds and gained a set of abs! Lol. I’ll share with you how I did that while sticking to a meal plan with INCREASED calories.

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Fastest Way to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

  • Oatmeal Daily

I ate plain oatmeal every day with protein. I actually still do this throughout my healthy journey even when not breastfeeding. Oatmeal for breakfast gives you energy in the morning and is one of the iconic superfoods for breastmilk supply.

  • Daily Protein Shake

Sometimes I add my oatmeal to a protein shake. 8oz almond milk, ½ cup oats, 1 cup ice, cinnamon, and vanilla protein, yes, please. Taste like a delicious oatmeal cookie! 

Also, my daily protein shake allows me to get all of the dense nutrients I need for the day.

  • Stay Hydrated

Every time I breastfed I would also drink water. This is how I set goals and reach them when it comes to water. Water is definitely something that holds me back in my journey often because it’s the hardest for me to drink. 

I use electrolyte drink packets and occasional fruit slices to spice up my water for consumption.

  • Completely Empty

Another way I maintain supply is by occasionally pumping before a feed. I pump a bit before a scheduled feed and then let the baby empty the breast. Emptying the breast always helps increase the supply. Increase demand, increase supply.

Since I worked from home while breastfeeding I didn’t use my electric pump a lot. I would pump while my baby was sleeping in the morning and that’s about it. So feeding on demand was something that also contributed to my milk supply.

  • A Set Workout Plan

Having a set workout plan has completely changed my health journey. I use to look up Pinterest workouts and youtube videos for different exercise regimens and never reached my goals.

Once I had a set plan I knew what to do and when to do it. It was a lot easier to become more consistent and get the results I desired.


Final Thoughts on Losing Weight While Breastfeeding

Give yourself grace, mama! Your body is doing amazing things right now!

Where are you currently in your postpartum journey?

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