Eat Well, Lose Weight, While Breastfeeding: The Complete Nutrition Book for Nursing Mothers

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Ballantine Books, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 265 pages
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The new mom’s most trusted resource–now revised and updated to include the latest in nutrition and dietary concerns

This hands-on guide provides mothers with expert advice on losing weight and eating well, so you can feel good about your decision to nurse. Registered dietitian, professional nutritionist, and mother of two Eileen Behan shows you how to shed pounds safely and naturally while nourishing a happy, healthy baby. Learn what and how much to eat, what foods to avoid, the best exercises, plus ways to keep the pounds off after you stop breastfeeding. Get the latest on:

• vitamin and mineral recommendations from the frontlines of nutrition research
• the Glycemic Index–what it is and what it means to breastfeeding women
• fish safety–what you need to know about toxin levels to protect you and your baby
• low-carb diets–good or bad for breastfeeding moms?
• calcium–does it speed up weight loss?
• whole grains–the best ways to integrate this ultimate energy food into your diet
• nuts–high-protein food or fattening snack?
• childhood obesity–how to prevent harmful eating habits, from breastfeeding through toddler years
• sugar substitutes–which ones are best?

PLUS–All new crock-pot recipes, more Web-based resources, and a breakthrough eating plan that allows mothers to eat well, lose weight naturally, and have a happy nursing experience.

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Very informative

User Review  - missyaleigh -

I read the book and there were many things that i had not known about breastfeeding. The recipes are delicious and the overall info is great. After reading the book I have adjusted my diet and am slowly but surely working my way to a healthier me. Read full review

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User Review  - LLLMontebello - LibraryThing

Explains the weight loss process in realistic terms and answers important questions breastfeeding mothers may have regarding the nutrition of their babies. Includes information on breastfeeding ... Read full review


ONE The Right Decision
Two They Are What You Eat
THREE What Every Mother Needs to Know About
Four Putting It All TogetherA Menu for Mothering
FIVE The Nature of Mothers Diets
SIX A Natural Diet for Mothers
SEVEN ExerciseIts Worth It
EIGHT No No Not NowKeeping Breast Milk
NINE Special ProblemsSpecific Answers
TEN Eat Well Feel Well
ELEVEN Questions Answers and Problem Solving
TWELVE Whats Next?

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