After giving birth, you should aim to reach your pre-pregnancy weight within 6 to 12 months. By six weeks after giving birth, most women have lost half of their baby weight (postpartum). Over the following few months, the rest usually falls off. You can lose weight by eating well and working out every day. Additionally helpful for postpartum weight loss is breastfeeding. Your body requires time to heal after giving birth. It may take longer for you to recover if you lose weight too soon after giving birth. Wait to start dieting until after your 6-week checkup. If you are breastfeeding, you should hold off on making significant calorie reductions until your baby is at least 2 months old and your milk supply has returned to normal. Aim for a weekly weight loss of approximately one and a half pounds. Once your healthcare provider has given the all-clear for regular physical activity, you can achieve this by eating a healthy diet and adding exercise to your routine. Compared to before pregnancy, women who are exclusively breastfeeding require about 500 more calories per day. Get these calories from nutritious foods like fresh produce, whole grains, lean protein, and fruits and vegetables. Don’t consume fewer calories than you absolutely need. If you are nursing, you should lose weight gradually. Rapid weight loss may cause you to produce less milk. Losing about a pound and a half (670 grams) per week shouldn’t have an impact on your health or ability to produce milk. Your body burns calories while breastfeeding, which aids in weight loss. You might be surprised at how much weight you naturally lose while breastfeeding if you are patient.