Anyone on weight watchers while breastfeeding? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 08-27-2009, 02:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
kentuckyfriedgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am 8 months postpartum and still 20 pounds over my prepregnancy weight :. I am worried about dieting and losing my breast milk, however, I saw that weight watchers has a special plan for nursing mothers.

I did weight watchers a few years ago to lose weight for wedding and it worked really well - am wondering if any breastfeeding mothers have had experience with the weight watchers program while breastfeeding. Were you able to continue nursing even while losing weight?
kentuckyfriedgirl is offline  
#2 of 10 Old 08-27-2009, 04:41 PM
 
hotharmony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Taylor, MI
Posts: 789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't personally have any experience with it, althought I did lose a bunch of weight with weight watchers once long ago and could use to lose the same bunch of weight again.

However I have heard it recommended by several moms over at kellymom.com

Harmony; fly-by-nursing2.gifslingtwin.giffamilybed2.gifcd.giftreehugger.gifblogging.jpg to DH and first time Mom to Xander! 12/24/2008babyf.gif and Oliver 11/3/10 babyf.gif
hotharmony is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 08-27-2009, 05:20 PM
 
broodymama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Watching the rain
Posts: 7,366
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I started following WW for nursing mothers when DD2 was 2 months old. (After 3 kids, I finally accepted that I'm not one of the women who loses weight from breastfeeding, even tandem or triandem nursing. ) It worked great for me, I lost 60 lbs and never had a problem with my supply.

The first few days were an adjustment for me (just because I had to get used to normal portion sizes) but I ate all my "points" each day and usually a lot of the weekly points as well. I would save some points for a treat each night, either a little dessert or a glass of wine. I wish I had tried WW years ago, I've been really happy with it!

Chaotic uc.jpg homeschool.gif mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.  stork-suprise.gif

chicken3.gif

broodymama is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 08-27-2009, 05:30 PM
 
MadiMamacita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 3,929
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kellymom has some great guidelines for dieting that you could make work for any program. I'm not really sure of the specifics for WW, but if you can manage to follow the 6 guidelines, i think your milk would be ok.

http://kellymom.com/nutrition/mom/mom-weightloss.html

I should really do something to get this baby weight off too.. eesh.

 treehugger.gif *CPST*  mama to my three year old DS1 broc1.gif1.31.09 and wedded to angel 8.07  hola.gif

DS 2  waterbirth.jpg 8/18/12!!

 
 

MadiMamacita is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 08-27-2009, 06:16 PM
 
melissarana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Delaware
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been thinking about Weight Watchers, too. I'm about 4 weeks pp now, but I gained A LOT while pregnant... and... never fully lost my weight from previous pregnancies. I've got some serious work to do, so 'm thinking of starting between 2 and 3 months pp.

I'll be very curious to hear about your experience. Please keep us posted.

mama to four
eliza jane 7.07 :: henry cale 8.07 :: naomi penn 7.09 :: simon otto 12.11

melissarana is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 08-27-2009, 10:37 PM
 
MoonWillow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pemberly
Posts: 3,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Moved to Fitness and Weight Management
MoonWillow is offline  
#7 of 10 Old 08-28-2009, 01:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
kentuckyfriedgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks Sonja for your input, I'm going to sign up this weekend. Wish me luck!
kentuckyfriedgirl is offline  
#8 of 10 Old 08-28-2009, 01:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
kentuckyfriedgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Madimamacita, thanks for the link it was reassuring to know that I probably won't jeopardize my supply (there is no way I'm going under 1200 calories - I love food way too much!)
kentuckyfriedgirl is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 08-28-2009, 02:46 PM
 
LynnS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pacific NW longing for the Midwest
Posts: 12,565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There's a WW thread here somewhere....I just posted on it, so it should be close to the top.

WW gives you extra calories (points) for nursing - and it's important that you use those. WW focuses on portion control, getting in fruits, veggies and whole grains, along with a little healthy oil and exercise. There is no reason why you can't make it work with breastfeeding.

Lynnteapot2.GIF, academicreading.gif,geek.gif wife, WOHM  to T jog.gif(4/01) and M whistling.gif (5/04)
LynnS6 is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 08-29-2009, 08:58 PM
 
shayinme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: land of lobster and lighthouses
Posts: 5,272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I started WW when I was 8 mos postpartum and lost almost 50 lbs. It took me a little over 2 years since I started in late winter 2006 and made goal/lifetime last April. I didn't wean my dd until earlier this year when she was 3.5. WW gives more points to nursing Mamas and I ended uo often going over by a few points since when I followed the plan exactly I did have issues with milk production and was starving.

I have kept the weight off over a year now so I really feel pretty good about WW in general.

Good luck!

Mothering since 1992...its one of the many hats I wear.
shayinme is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off