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NHS Start4Life Slammed For Advising Breastfeeding As A ‘Weight Loss Hack’

NHS Start4Life Slammed For Advising Breastfeeding As A 'Weight Loss Hack'
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The NHS has told new mums to breastfeed in order to lose weight and get back into shape after giving birth. Yes really.

On its Start4Life website – a program meant to support pregnant women and new moms – the health service tells women “seven things you might not expect when your baby is born”.

Number seven on the list is the fact that you might look pregnant for a while after giving birth.

“It may take six weeks for your uterus to return to the size it used to be, and even longer to lose the extra weight,” the site says. “Breastfeeding is a great way to recover your body, as it burns around 300 calories a day and helps your uterus shrink faster. Also, try eating healthy and exercising gently.

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