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Why Extended Breastfeeding Might be the Reason You Can’t Lose Weight (Via Primal Eye Magazine)

Now I know what you are all thinking – breastfeeding is supposed to be great for weight loss isn’t it? Well, you are both right and wrong. In the early post-partum stages breastfeeding helps your uterus to contract back to its pre-natal size and your body burns up to 500 calories keeping up with the supply and demand of your baby. During pregnancy your body produces high levels of prolactin. Prolactin is the hormone responsible for stimulating milk production and also inhibits ovulation.…

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