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Ok, I am only 5 weeks postpartum, but I have alot of weight to lose (almost 50lbs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ). With my first dd I started weight watchers at about 8 months postpartum. It worked great. I lost 1-2lbs most weeks and my supply didn't drop at all, she continued to bf until she was 2.5 yrs. Unfortunately, when the holidays rolled around I dropped the weight watchers put on about 15-20lbs and never took that off before I got pg again. I am anxious to start to get this weight off. I don't care if it is slowly, I just need to start moving in the positive direction. I am ebf dd#2. I have a great supply and we have not had one issue with the bfing. She nursed like a champ from the beginning.<br><br>
So, my question is, am I stupid to start the ww now? Am I likely to mess up my supply? If I notice my supply dropping could I fix that by just eating more? Also, when on ww I don't eat any of their food, I just eat my normal food (nutritious stuff, nothing processed, no fake sweeteners or fats) in reduced portions and I also cut out alot of the treats because I don't have the points for them.<br><br>
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Beth
 

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You should wait a few more weeks before starting to try and lose weight. The link below has some good info for you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mom/mom-weightloss.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mo...eightloss.html</a>
 

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Thanks so much for that link! It contains some great info. I am glad to see that ww is one of the recommended ways to lose weight, that gives me confidence that I will be doing the right thing. I probably wasn't going to start for another couple of weeks as we are going out of town, so this works perfectly.<br><br>
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Yep, wait until 2 months postpartum.<br><br>
Here's another link w/good info:<br><br><a href="http://llli.org/FAQ/diet.html" target="_blank">http://llli.org/FAQ/diet.html</a>
 

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I did WW last time. I think I went to the first meeting when dd was about four weeks old but it was just too overwhelming to try to work on weight loss when she was so tiny. Then I went back later, not sure how old she was but by that time she must have been about six months old and I had lost some without really trying but it was stalling. At that time I was really ready to be on program and also started getting out and walking more with some other moms. It was still work but the weight came off easily and by the time she was eleven months I was looking pretty good.<br><br>
Everyone is different but I had to eat the ten extra nursing points plus all the flex points every day in order to keep from losing too quickly. There were some days when she was on a growth spurt and I would be really hungry and eat even more. I would still lose on those weeks. I pretty much stayed on program but ate to hunger too. Their literature says to stop the nursing points if your child eats solids but that was never true for us and I was on program for a few years. I didn't notice an effect on my weight until she was closer to three and then I didn't allow the extra points anymore.<br><br>
For now focus on nursing your baby and give it some time.
 
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