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#1 of 2 Old 09-08-2012, 09:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi Ladies-

Just wanted advice or to see if anyone had similar stories.  I am 36 and I  have a almost ten week old who is EBF.  I lost my first 20 pounds easily and almost immediately and kind of thought it would continue that way for the second 20 that needs to go.  However, I have not lost anymore in like 4 weeks.   Since my OB oked it at the follow up I have been hiking pretty frequently and doing some jogging and swimming.  I eat really well, but I haven't cut out desserts.  I was hoping breast feeding would help, though I think it took awhile with DD1 too, but even with the exercise no pounds gone at all in 4 weeks!  Spring before last, before I got pregnant, I lost about 15 pounds quickly and easily with exercise and sensible portion reduction.  Not sure I should be trying to reduce portions when nursing.  Am I one of those unlucky people who breastfeeding does not help lose weight?  Thoughts?  Commiseration?

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#2 of 2 Old 09-13-2012, 06:14 PM
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Congratulations on your new daughter! I lost some weight right after my DD was born, but then I didn't lose the rest of my pregnancy weight until I finished breastfeeding (when my DD was 2.5). Maybe that will happen with you as well?

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