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09 Aug 2007

Am I over weight?
Hi there,

I am a 37 year old female, Am 1.56m tall and weigh 55 kilos, Am I over weigh?? . I just had a baby and am struggling to loose the last 5 kilos. I am breast feeding.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Katie
Congratulations on the birth of your baby. Your present BMI =22.6 which is ideal for your height. If you reduce your weight to 50 kg your BMI = 20,6 which is below the ideal of 22. It is especially important that you do not go on any diet that will hamper your breastfeeding as this is the single most valuable gift you can give your child which will have a positive effect for the rest of its life, including prevent him/her from over weight in later years. Also click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Eating throughout life' and read the article on 'Breastfeeding'.Take baby for a walk in the pram every day just to keep your weight where it is and don't use any slimming diets, as you really don't need to lose more weight.
Enjoy the baby
DietDoc
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