9. Watch Your Snacks
As a new mother who is breastfeeding, having frequent hunger pangs is normal. But to satisfy these hunger pangs, do not reach out for unhealthy snacks. This will make it difficult for you to lose weight and can even lead to weight gain.
So, instead of reaching for a bag of chips or a pint of ice cream, choose healthy as well as filling options.
Some healthy options include fresh fruits, carrot sticks, granola bars, dry-roasted nuts, air-popped popcorn, baked kale chips, celery stalks with hummus, wheat crackers, low-fat cheese and yogurt. All these snacks are all relatively easy to prepare but will leave you satisfied for hours.
Keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with nutritious foods so you don’t reach for something unhealthy.
10. Consider a Belly Wrap
Postpartum abdominal wraps have been used for ages. Such wraps help reduce the weight that you gain when you are pregnant, which mainly consists of uterine tissue and muscle, abdominal muscle and fat, and fat in general.
The gentle compression on the abs from wearing the wrap helps the uterus return to its normal size quicker. This helps new moms get rid of their still-pregnant-looking-belly faster.
These wraps even help new moms suffering from back pain because they increase abdominal support. They also help correct posture in women recovering from a vaginal delivery or a C-section.
However, just wearing an abdominal wrap will not do the trick, if you do not exercise regularly and follow a healthy diet.