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Renee-Marie - June 12

I didn't plan on br___tfeeding, but here I am one month into it and loving how my son is thriving!!!! Anyway, I gained a total of 45lbs during hte pregnancy and lost 20lbs so far. I am no where near fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans or anything for that matter. Someone eluded to the fact that since I am br___t feeding, I won't shed those extra lbs until AFTER I STOP. Is this true?


angie m - June 12

Everyone is diffrent but I lost all the weight before I quit nursing with my two that I nursed for a year or longer. With my first I gained 35lbs, and lost it all in about 2 or 3 months. With my second I had to stop nursing at 2 months because of some problems and it took me a year to lose the weight. With my 3rd I gained 50lbs and lost all of it and then some in 6months. I put a few pounds back on after I quit nursing him. It is awsome that you have already lost 20lbs. Don't worry too much about lossing the wieght it will come off. I am glad that you are b___stfeeding it is so great. I loved doing it and loved the benifits to my kid's and to me. And one more thing about not fitting into your pre pregnancy jeans. Before I had kids I was a size 0. Know that I have three I am still the same weight but wear a size 3 or 4. I think that haveing babys might change are hips or somthing. Good luck with the weight loss and hope the nurseing continues to go great.


Renee-Marie - June 12

Thanks Angie. I did experience my pelvic bone seperating during my pregnancy - it felt like a burning senstaion. Anyway, not sure my hips will go back, but thats ok.....I just want to slim down some. I'm not used to being this 'big'. :-)


Susan W - June 13

I dropped 75 lbs in the first 4 months postpartum! Some women don't lose any weight until they stop nursing -- it's mother nature's way to ensure she has enough reserves to keep nursing. My midwife had told me it would be very normal and most likely to not lose the last 5-10 lbs before I stopped nursing. If you've lost 20 lbs in the first month, you are well on your way!! You could reduce your intake just a bit -- like the equivalent of an apple a day -- or increase your exercise -- start walking with the baby in a stroller or carrier -- and that may help you drop a little more. But you're doing just fine :)


Jamie - June 13

I gained 75 pounds during my pregnancy. I lost 30 in the hospital, but haven't lost an ounce since. My daughter is 10 months, and was exclusively b___stfed til she started solides at 6 months. She still nurses twice a day. As I said, I haven't lost an ounce, and I both eat well and exercise regularly. I also just had my thyroid checked, and it's normal - so the only other thing is that I'll lose the weight when I stop nurisng completely.


Rabbits07 - June 14

I think different people are different. Two of my babies I b___st fed for over a year and the other three were only b___st fed for 2 months and under and I am also currently b___stfeeding my 10 week old. It was my experience that I lost the way quicker and easier when I b___st fed. I have heard some women say that they didn't lose the weight until after they stopped nursing.


Ginny - June 14

I guess I'm one of the lucky ones, I gained 27 lbs during pregnancy, and I've lost about 40, with bf and light exercise. I also think it's partly due to watching what I eat now that I know the baby gets everything I do. My baby is 4 1/2 mo. But I was a little overweight when I got pregnant, I wonder if that makes a difference.


C - June 14

I was really hungry and I used b___stfeeding as an excuse not to diet. I never gained while I was b___stfeeding but when I finished at 13 months I still had 15 pounds of preg. weight to lose (I gained 50) and another 20 that I had when I got pregnant. I stopped b___stfeeding around Memorial Day and I have lost 12 pounds. I have been very strict with my diet and have started to exercise. I agree that everyone is different and a lot of it is what you put into it whether you are b___stfeeding or not.


kayla_shauntel_05 - June 22

They say women who b___stfeed carry an extra 10-15 pounds that they wont lost until they stop b___stfeeding because of the b___sts producing milk.


Annette - June 22

I belong to the NOT lucky ones. I am 4 months pp, b___stfeeding and still have almost all the weight on. Three weeks ago I started exercising and eating better, not dieting, I just can't live on grilled chicken and celery sticks but cut off fried, sugary, fatty and also reduced my portions. That made me lose a super bouncy pound. Only 19 to go... yoohoo...


Christy - June 23

I gained 50 lbs and I am now about 2-3 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. My son is 7.5 months old and I think I reached this weight about a month or two ago. I basically eat how I normally ate prior to pregnancy, b___stfeed, and go for walks with the stroller almost daily. Oh, and I was probably 20 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight when my son was a month or two old as well. ;)


Bellas Mom - July 2

I gained 58 lbs and lost 35 by the first 2 weeks. Hit a slump and stayed at that for almost 3 months. My dd is now 6.5 months and I have lost it all (4 more lbs to be pre-pregnancy size) I nursed exclusively for all this time (solids now) But remember everyone IS different. My sister did have an extra 10 lbs until she stopped nursing entirely at 13 months. And I have heard that it is true, you do carry some excess for nursing supply. So you are well on your way. Also, the nine months up the scale and nine months down is also I good way to look at it.



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