Today there are alternatives to breastfeeding, and many women have given up the practice for convenience or practical purposes. Some fear the effects that it may have on their appearance, but breast feeding is actually a great way to get back to normal after pregnancy.
After childbirth your body expects to breastfeed, whether you do or not. During pregnancy your body stores excess fat in preparation for breastfeeding. If you forego that part of the process you pass up the opportunity to use your body’s natural cycle to shed pounds and burn excess fat. When you are breastfeeding you burn up to 500 calories a day just producing milk. The metabolic rate in your thighs actually accelerates while you are lactating, and breastfeeding for six to 12 months can help you achieve thinner thighs.
The benefits of breastfeeding don’t stop at reclaiming your original shape. In the long term, it reduces your risk of breast cancer and may help to prevent osteoporosis.
Breast augmentation after breastfeeding can be a great way to restore your body to its original form. Breast enlargement should only be considered by women who are no longer planning on having children, as it can interfere with the breast feeding process.