Even though research is surfacing that indicates breastfeeding doesn’t torch quite as many calories as previously thought, don't let that dissuade you from focusing on your weight-loss goals. Nursing still helps many women shed the baby weight after giving birth.
The important operating thing to remember is this: that fact that you are breastfeeding is NOT carte blanche to eat whatever you like. You should only need about an additional 300 calories a day while breastfeeding. (But of course, check with your doctor. If you’re feeding a particularly big eater, your body might require more food.)