Im really heavy right now and want to get back to my normal plus size self (size 22) and even though I just had my little one 13 days ago - Im not wanting to stay at a 26/28. Life is uncomfortable this curvy :P
With my first daughter - I lost my preg weight basically within the first month and then as soon as I piled on supplements (goats rue, fenugreek, blessed, domperidone, etc) I put on 40 lbs which came off as soon as I stopped nursing.
Any guidance on avoiding the weight gain? My supply doesnt jump all that much -maybe from 5 ounces a day to 12 ounces a day but I was wondering what others experienced
Former Special Ed Teacher now SAHM mamma to 2 girls
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Alot of women have had success with the Shatavari so if it works for you without weight gain, then great For me, only the Domperidone works so I will have to put off my dreams of getting my body back
I am curious though as to why the Domperidone would increase body weight. I have not been eating more, if anything I am eating less.
i googled "domperidone side effects weight gain" and i am not finding anything immediately - weight gain is in reference to baby only, on the first page of hits. if it were a bigger problem it seems there'd be more hits about weight gain for mom on the first page right???
i wonder... some women do hold on to 10 pounds of fat while nursing. others lose weight. i wonder if the weight gain is not because of the dom but because you go from a sub-par nursing state to a good nursing state and your body type is such that you hold on to fat while nursing?
could also be that since dom effects dopamine it does make you eat more but the effect is subtle and you don't even know it?
i have been on it a few weeks - well a month actually - can't tell if i gained weight. i don't weight myself much, who needs that kind of pressure LOL
but man... i got so skinny nursing my son. i'd hoped for the same with twins, but faster. so far it isn't happening but i am not exercising and my diet is kind of crappy - i am trying to work on that part to improve my milk supply but obviously with supply issues i am not going to try a weight loss diet. i'm eating coconut oil left and right, heh.
i HOPE the dom doesn't cause the weight gain but if it does, like i said, what can you do? stop it and have to supplement more? quit nursing altogether and feed just formula? the stress of preparing and washing all those damn bottles would probably make me put on pounds just the same.
i stress eat like no one's business...
nak DS S 4/1/11
As for domperidone, we have some theories about why it might make you gain weight. First, it's a digestive medication. Have you ever noticed that about 30 minutes after taking it you feel really hungry? That goes away when you stop the dom -- and you don't get that side effect with the shatavari.
Now, domperidone won't necessarily make you gain weight, but it's likely. For others they don't GAIN but they certainly can't lose any. For me the 10lb weight gain was SO WORTH the extra milk. I went from supplementing 8+oz/day to having a full supply at just over 2 years since my breast reduction. I'm still on shatavari and doing pretty well making milk for my 14 month old.
So we should all be careful and eat till just not hungry - not wait to feel full!
Good luck, mama!!! And always remember that a healthy mom for life is more important than a year of breastmilk so if you decide that losing weight is more important...you are a great mom no matter what!!!
When I was nursing my son I walked a ton and loosely followed the "insulin resistance diet" (it is a book - pretty cheap - very easy concept to follow) and I lost a lot of weight. I think you can lose weight while nursing... but this was once he was a few months old and I had no supply worries...
I'd really hoped to do the same this time but I am just too stressed/depressed/out of my mine to eat right.
But in my case I don't think it's the dom.
nak DS S 4/1/11
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