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I have heard that until you cease BFing, there are a few pounds that stick around. You know, fat stores and whatnot. So is it true that years (hopefully) from now when dd weans I'll magically lose some more weight?<br><br>
Hey, I gotta work every angle I can.<br><br>
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I've read that in a number of bf'ing books <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: and found that it was true with me. I couldn't seem to drop those last 5-7 lbs for the life of me even though I exercised regularly. I was, however, able to tone up, so that I still fit into all of my clothes.<br><br>
It isn't the case for everyone, though, so maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones!
 

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it was true for me. that last 5ish pounds wouldn't come off no matter what i did. i don't know how easy it comes off after they weaned, DD weaned a few months ago but i got pregnant before then and am now trying to lose that weight.<br><br>
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i'm got an extra 10 lbs still and am still nursing...
 

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It wasn't true for me .. well, sorta. I lost a LOT of weight bf'ing - more than I gained during the pg (60+ lbs) .. but I still had pockets of fat in my tummy, breasts and a few other spots. It wasn't the weight that stuck with me, it was the fat stores <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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i actually weigh less now than i did before getting pg.<br><br>
but i think it's because i don't work out as much and have lost muscle...because there is definitely fat in places it wasn't before <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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I lost the pregnancy weight after 9 months of breastfeeding and continued to breastfeed for another 9 months; however, my body doesn't look the same as it used to. I'm more out-of-shape and some of the muscle has been replaced by fat! I guess that just losing the weight doesn't mean as much as getting "back into shape." I can't seem to get rid of that little "pouch" on my tummy even though the muscles underneth are somewhat toned.
 

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I'm waiting to find out after being pg/bfing for 7+ years...My littlest is 3, so I'll find out in the next year or two?<br><br>
I sure hope so. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I effortlessly lost all 39 lbs I'd gained during pregnancy while breastfeeding...and then lost about 7 more. Now I'm fluctuating a bit from week to week but am still not back up to my prepreg. weight. My body's not the same though. For me I have more muscle in my arms but I'm still a size bigger around the middle. Go figure.
 

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It wasn't true for me. I lost all my pg weight pretty easily, and then after my dd turned one I lost another 45 through weight watchers nursing plan and running. I definitely needed to lose the weight and I did struggle with the last five or ten pounds. But they did come off eventually (took 7 months). But I guess I'm the exception??<br><br>
edited to add that dd is nursing a few times a day now and is almost 2.<br><br>
good luck! Healthy eating and exercise never hurts, no matter what the scale says. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It wasn't true for me. I lost all 80ish pounds and was back to my pre-preggo weight within 6 months of giving birth, while breastfeeding exclusively. I wouldn't mind losing another 5-10lbs, but I'm still nursing, and am pregnant, so I don't see that happening anytime soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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