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Losing weight after breastfeeding

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Avatar f tn I heard breastfeeding helps you lose weight after you have your baby.. Has this helped anyone?
2188958 tn?1346444891 I think that was the key to me losing weight, bc as soon as I stopped nursing gained the weight back. My second it took about 6 months to get to my pre-pregnancy weight, and again I stayed skinny until I stopped breastfeeding, then I gained about 15 lbs. With this pregnancy I am much older, and I have gained so much weight already that I doubt I will lose it all very quickly, if at all :/ I plan to work out if I can this time.
Avatar f tn I don't stress I over losing weight but already lost 25 lbs I'm breastfeeding and that enough helped me lose weight. My son is 2 months now. Never worked out. But I do drink lots of water and watch what I eat. Also I wear a waist cincher from Time to time. I'm sure if you worked out a little ( since recommended anyway ) n wore a cincher on a regular basis then you would be back to your body in no time.
Avatar f tn m not sure about the belly bandit thing, but I do know from experience the best way for losing weight after pregnancy is breastfeeding and a healthy diet. Your body will burn upwards to 500 calories a day just exclusively breastfeeding..
6520484 tn?1399082398 But I still have 20lbs of fat that I put on during the pregnancy. Just wondering if anyone had success in losing the baby weight? I could use some pointers. I already eat healthy and all I drink is water and milk, no juice or pop or anything. I'm too tired to exercise (with Two week old baby and all). Anyone do anything to lose the weight that really worked?
Avatar n tn I was 126 when i fell pregnant the first time. Got up to 155. After the first week post partum i was back to prepregnancy weight (after having a 10pounf baby which helped ;) ). With breastfeeding and good genetics i got down to 110 which im at now with my 2nd pregnancy. My belly was never taut again and still have a bazillion stretchmarks but i grew my son and im proud of them. Hard work, movong and eating healthy, breastfeeding and genetics were what did it for me. Everyone is different.
199373 tn?1270487632 I gave birth 2 months ago, and I'm losing weight at a semi-slow pace (I'm breastfeeding so I cannot overdo it). I ordered an elliptical, and plan to workout on it for atleast 30 mins a day. I seem to be losing well in all places but my face and arms. Any advice on how to trim these two areas? Or should I just be patient?
Avatar f tn It would be wrong to advise on proper diet to someone who is, first, breastfeeding, and second, apparently losing lots of weight for no apparent reason. After you see a doctor, I'd advise seeing a holistic nutritionist. Congratulations on your new addition.
Avatar f tn How many of you mommies have lost y'all baby weight??? What are y'all stories what did y'all do that was most effective and is it true that breastfeeding helps you to lose weight?????
Avatar f tn breastfeeding is a wonderful way to help loose weight, once bub is here everytime you put baby to breast make sure you have a full glass of water, and eating healthily as well will help :)
Avatar f tn m just worried about losing the weight, my other family members really had a hard time losing it and some never did. Do genes really play and big part in it, or is it dependent on whether I get off my booty and terms I have the baby or not?
266539 tn?1281402152 I only lost maybe 7 lbs. when I came home; I was really swollen from the IV, but a few weeks later I had lost another 20 lbs. Everyone is different. Breastfeeding helps with losing weight, but we shouldn't stress much over it. Eating right and exercising when we get our doctor's approval should take care of the rest.
8793709 tn?1409594060 is it true that the more you gain during your (first) pregnancy, the less likely you are to get back to your slim, pre-pregnancy figure? and is it true that if you don't shed your excess weight within a certain time after baby's born (like 3 months, or 6 months), you'll eventually find it harder and harder to get back into shape at all? this is what I've heard. any thoughts and experiences ladies?
4528412 tn?1357069833 It took me awhile to lose my weight. got the depo shot 6 weeks after birth. BIG mistake! Went 3 rounds after i quit that and lost about 10 lbs without trying. Then after dieting, watching what i eat/ drink, i finally lost all but 10 lbs. i was 120 prepregnancy so i wond up being 130. Grapefruit works wonders and so does gaterade. After gaining some weight back, i started walking everyday. got up to two hours a day. Then i was also drinking atleast one energy drink a day.
Avatar f tn So happy that I didn't gain any weight this week so far I have gained 50 lbs. I gained about the same with my daughter. I lost it all pretty quickly with breastfeeding yoga and pilates but now that I'm 30 I'm not sure how my body will respond this time around. I stay active now by taking very long walks at a moderate pace. I just hope to snap back.
2169899 tn?1354674056 I did weight watchers after 4 Weeks to lose the ”weight” and eat healthy. Their program has modifications for breastfeeding... I had to stop ww because I was losing too much (2-3 lbs a week, and even when I tried to do the maintaining instead of losing).. And you know what?? I still lost 1-2 a week!! I couldn't keep my normal weight I like to be at for months and I ate all the time... So, for me it does... It happened after both pregnancies...
Avatar f tn Every time your baby eats, while breastfeeding, you burn five hundred calories. I didn't lose weight while breastfeeding, due to having hypothyroidism after being pregnant, but a lot of women do lose a lot of if not all their baby weight.
Avatar f tn Good golly honestly I lost about 7 pounds right after baby was born... If you have an iv you will be pumped with lots of fluid during labor so you retain all that weight. But shortly after you will start losing it all. I think I'd I remember correctly I lost about 15 probably in the first week.
Avatar f tn m on my third pregnancy now and have only gained about ten pounds.) when I lost all of the weight after my second pregnancy I made a very serious effort to eat as clean as possible, (slipping here and there lol) breastfeed/pump whenever I could, drink a ton of water and get out and move around. You don't even need to exercise like crazy like some people do..unless that's what you prefer. But losing eight really starts with the foods you put in your Body.
Avatar f tn Any tips on losing weight and tightening up loose skin after child birth?