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    Suggest treatment for excessive weight loss postpartum

Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 in Diet Plans
Question: My wife has reduced too much weight after delivery. We have a 1.2 year old daughter now.

Her weight 56 kgs before she conceived and it went up to 68 kgs when she delivered. It was a c section delivery. After delivery she gradually started loosing weight and now she is 45 kgs.

I did her general health check up last December and all the reports were normal. Also, she is healthy otherwise.

Our daughter was on exclusive breast feeding till she was 6 months and she is still on feeding.

I believe that her weight loss might be associated with extensive breast feeding and little worried on that now.

Please advise on any precautions to be taken and supplements if any can be taken.

Her BMI is now below 20 and not yet reached the underweight BMI of 18.5. If she loose another 3 to 4 kgs then she will be underweight.

Please advise.
Answered by Dr. Sheetal Agarwal 29 hours later
Brief Answer:
6 month of exclusive breast feeding, take 2 hrly nutritious diet

Detailed Answer:
Hello subashchandra..in my opinion stop breast feeding...6 month of exclusive breast feeding followed by weaning is enough for the baby...take 2 hrly nutritious diet..including dairy foods like milk curd butter ghee cheese..if non veggie eggs n meat..consume banana daily...nothing to worry...thanks..u can ask if any queries
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