Use a Postpartum Weight Loss Calculator
Use an online postpartum weight loss calculator, such as the one located on the "Baby Center" website (see Resources below).
Enter your height, weight, age, your activity level and whether or not you are breastfeeding into the option fields. Then press the 'Calculate' button to get the results.
Note the number of recommended daily calories that you should intake that appears in your results. The postpartum weight loss calculator takes certain variables into account that you may have entered, such as the extra energy needed to provide adequate breast milk or how much activity you typically experience in a day.
Observe the recommended rate of weight loss provided in the results of the postpartum weight loss calculator as well. For instance, your individual results may suggest losing no more than 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Consult with your obstetrician or a nutritionist about your postpartum weight loss calculator results. Professional guidance can be very beneficial to developing an effective plan to lose excess pounds without compromising the health of yourself or your baby.