|View Poll Results: did ebf help you get rid of the weight?|
|yes, i was back to pre-pg weight by the time dd/ds was a month old||28||25.45%|
|yes, but it took a few months||40||36.36%|
|no, i'm still carrying all the weight around||42||38.18%|
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not working for me!! didn't with dd1, and not with dd2 either. i'm having a very difficult time losing. diets don't work with me.
just curious how many people lose their pregnancy weight from nursing.
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i gained 19-20 pounds during pregnancy, lost 22 by my 2 week checkup, and lost 20 more after she turned 1. i was doing The Zone though, so i think that had a lot to do with it. i would like to lose another 15, but i honestly don't see how nursing can help me do it. i just need to get off my enormous rearend and exercise! i can say that i have been eating an inordinate amount of junk food lately, and haven't gained a pound. doesn't mean i'm not chubby, i'm just not expanding!
i hope when she finally weans that my breasts will return to a proportionate size. they are still ridiculous looking, though i am glad that they balance out my chubby belly, thighs and rear. :
So, I'll say this--I gained 40 lbs with each of my first two, and 38 lbs with my third. I didn't *try* to loose any weight, but by 6-9 months post-partum, I was back to pre-preg weight.
Single Mom to 3 (12, 17 & 21) and .
I didn't my last 10lbs with my first until AFTER I quit nursing at about a year. With my second I exclusively BF until she was 6 mos and she still nurses about 6x a day at 17 mos and I did lose the weight faster but I had 2 kids to chase around!
So who knows!
Baby # 1 all but 2 lbs came off with a week of birth, the other 2 lbs plus a little more in about another 6 weeks.
Baby #2 all but 10 lbs and the last 10 lbs came off after about 9 months.
Now I exercised 5 days a week throughout pregnacy and started back exercising at 3 weeks with baby #1 and 10 days with #2.
So it probably wasn't all due to nursing
I lost 15-20 pounds nursing the first year.
I lost an additional 40 pounds in the second year of nursing (I stepped up my exercising).
I've since gained every single pound of it back after she slowed way down in the nursing and started to wean (even though I was exercising a lot).
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Mom to two boys, 7 and 10. Expecting 3rd boy any day now with DH (his first).
I lost the weight kind of slow. By 6 months I was about back to wear I had been pre-pregnancy, but I continued to loose it after a year. Dh worried that I may wirther away into nothing!
Bf helped, but ebf was the key for me!
DS is now 18 months. I am, once again, around 4 lbs down from pre-preg weight (that was 20+ lbs below my pre-preg weight with DD) and *hoping* that I get to loose some more when he is around 21 lbs! Guess I'll know, one way or another in 6 months
|Originally posted by lunar forest
My husband was pretty upset when I surpassed his weight, and kept going.: ... By 6 months I was about back to wear I had been pre-pregnancy, but I continued to loose it after a year. Dh worried that I may wirther away into nothing!
Jeez, lunar, your dh needs to get over himself!
Now that we have weaned ( weaning, occasionally nursing, whatever!) I have GAINED 5 # back!!!! Ugh, I am thinking about the lactation-lipo program again!!
This happened to me with the first too. I start eating like a mad woman to keep up with the nursing, and then I want to KEEP eating those huge meals after weaning, but alas, no babe to suck the fat off my thighs!!!
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It took me two years, but I am finally back into the same size I was wearing when I found out I was pregnant! Ok, I gained 70 lbs during my pregnancy, but still....
For me, breastfeeding just made me ravenously hungry all the time and it was impossible to lose much weight until DD cut back on the nursing sessions.