Breastfeeding And Gaining Weight

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MelodyB - June 22

Hello all, I gave birth about 11 weeks ago and I am br___tfeeding my son. I gained 45 pounds during my pregnancy and have managed to lose about 35 so far. I only had 8 lbs left to lose and suddenly, weight is coming back on. For two weeks, I stayed at the same weight and then, this week, I gained 2 pounds back. I work out 4-5 times a week with weights and the elliptical. And, I maintain a steady, nutritious diet. So, I am completely confused as to why I put 2 more pounds back on. Is it possible that I am gaining muscle back? And believe me, I am not eating any sweets or going crazy with food. Matter of fact, I eat a lot of the same types of food since I hold my son most of the day (no time to cook elaborate meals). I am just wondering if anyone has any suggestions...or maybe, someone can explain what is going on. I was really starting to feel confident again and now, I am started to get depressed about my figure.

 

monkey123 - June 24

Could be water weight.

 

Olivene - June 27

I think it is muscle!

 

sa__sifras - July 1

I'd say muscle too, but rememember that those last few lbs are a B$%^H to lose. I have lost all of my muscle this pregnancy and didn't gain anything until almost 22 weeks, so i know I was gaining fat and losing the good stuff! Don't give up though, you'll be fine. Maybe change things up a bit to shock the system if you are in a routine?

 

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