Breastfeeding is very demanding on your energy levels. Therefore your diet is just as important when you’re breastfeeding as it was when you were pregnancy because you are the primary source of nourishment for your baby. A good diet will also help you to cope with the demands of a new baby.
A baby sucking at the breast causes the uterus to contract and it will return to its normal size much faster. You also burn on average 300 -500 calories a day to produce milk. So hopefully breastfeeding will help you regain your prenatal figure.
However, when you breastfeed it is important to enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods every day. Keeping up a good milk supply is not only dependent on you eating and drinking well, you also need to look after yourself and take some rest, especially if your baby is keeping your up at night.