Your Baby: Week 11
You've probably noticed by now, but your weight loss and baby's gain aren't exactly occurring at the same rate. In fact, if you're healthy about it, losing the baby weight will take about as long as it did to gain it -- in other words, you've got a good six months to go. The good news here? No one's expecting you to be back to your prebaby weight anytime soon. Take it slow, and eat balanced meals that include fruit, veggies, and protein. Being a new mom requires far too much energy to play with fad diets and quick weight-loss schemes! Photo: Christine Sandrock of Simply Bloom Photography / The Bump
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Baby loves listening to nursery rhymes, looking at books, and playing with you...but he's into everything else going around him too. Watch for signs that baby's losing interest during playtime -- if he looks away, closes his eyes, or shows irritation while you're in the middle of singing "This Little Piggy" and wiggling his toes, he's telling you that he's just not that into your game at the moment. Let him have some down time when he wants it -- just like you, he sometimes needs a break.
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[ tip ] If you're breastfeeding, you still need to eat more throughout the day than before you got pregnant. To find out how many calories you need every day, multiply your pregnancy weight by 12 if you're inactive, 15 if you get in some exercise, and 22 if you're a jock.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City
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