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Weight gain, sinus infection. Had a baby. Express concern?

I m 38 years old and just had my third child almost six months ago. I am breastfeeding and have had a baby that cluster feeds. I gained 26lbs while pregnant but lost all but 6 of them in the first two weeks and maintained that weight until about 2 months ago. In the last two months I have gained 16lbs - which is not normal for me at all. (pre-preg weight 143) I find myself eating but not a lot - but I m hungry all the time. Due to working full time, feeding the baby and the weather, I have not had time to work out much which I have blamed as a factor. However, I have had bad headaches the last month which I blamed on a sinus infection that I am just finishing antibiotics for. However, last night in the area of the headaches now, I noticed that my head now is indented - a 2-3 dent. Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You may have to exclude Diabetes...

If there is no reason, life style changes will help. Weight is like bank account. The account grows when you withdraw less (Cut down unnecessary physical work) and you deposit more (eat more). If the weight is picking up, it only means – the exercise is not enough or the food is more.
See a good dietician - you have to reduce the quantity of your food and change the quality too. You need regular exercise.

Dents in the head - need direct examination

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Debasish Dutta's  Response
Thanks to contact through Healthcare Magic.
If you are breastfeeding your baby, it's important to let this time pass, as breastfeeding consumes enough amount of calories.

Start walking that's easy, gentle as well as beneficial. It will be relaxing, give you some fresh air, and you can always just put your baby in the pram and go together.
You can also join a special exercise class, like a yoga class, for new moms. These classes are specially devised so that you don't stress or strain your body unnecessarily.

Looking after a new born baby can be very demanding, so instead of setting an unrealistic time frame for yourself to lose weight, devise a sensible fitness routine, which allows you to exercise and lose weight, without compromising on your time with your baby.

Nutritional Diet
- Your daily food patterns should ensure 1250 Kcal Diet only
- Add protein diet from soy isolates around 40 gm / day
- Add Fiber and Anti-oxidant from green Vegetables and Fruits
- Drink Aloe vera Juice at morning with empty stomach
- Breast feed mother can use Omega-3 fatty oil with EPA & DHA for brain development of child.
- Plenty of water 5-6 liter per day
- Always be positive

Take care
God bless you

Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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