I'm a prenatal and postpartum health, fitness and exercise specialist. Ask me your questions on this topic. I'm here to help!
Taking care of a new born is a fairly sedentary lifestyle, especially if you don't have help. So to speed postpartum weight lose, you'll need to eat great; a high quality diet in the correct amount, as well as exercise at home.
Because I am a producer of a postpartum DVD, I'm not allowed on this forum to recommend it to you. But if you Google my screen name, you can find it easily.
I suggest that you get several DVDs. A few that focus on aerobic exercise (low impact) and a few that tone. That way you'll have lots of variety and are less likely to get bored.
For diet, follow the Three 80% Rules. This is a "no-diet" way of learning to eat better and lose weight without deprivation or hunger.
1. Serve yourself just 80% of what you would put on your plate.
2. Stop eating when you feel 80% full.
3. Make 80% of your food choices super-high in quality.
Two more tips:
To ward off hunger, eat food that require a lot of chewing as these dense food take up a lot of bulk and make you feel fuller faster and for longer. A great book on this subject is "Volumetics."
Eat dinner off a lunch plate.