Losing weight during breastfeeding

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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 f tn I heard breastfeeding helps you lose weight after you have your baby.. Has this helped anyone?
3360193 tn?1365871889 Yes I haven't given birth yet (due in 2 days - woohoo) , but any mommas out there who know any decent ways to lose baby weight after baby has been born? For the first 6 weeks I know I won't really be doing very much except my usual daily 4 mile walk with the dog (and the pram), and I'll also be breastfeeding. But I do wanna lose my baby weight and a little bit extra as well.
3360193 tn?1365871889 Yes I haven't given birth yet (due in 2 days - woohoo) , but any mommas out there who know any decent ways to lose baby weight after baby has been born? For the first 6 weeks I know I won't really be doing very much except my usual daily 4 mile walk with the dog (and the pram), and I'll also be breastfeeding. But I do wanna lose my baby weight and a little bit extra as well.
148057 tn?1231426991 I know many women praise breastfeeding for helping them lose weight, but have any of you struggled with losing weight while breastfeeding and instead lost it AFTER you were done breastfeeding? I lost all but 5 pounds that I had gained while pregnant. I am 5'8" and weighed 140 before I got pregnant - so I was very average in weight.
193609 tn?1292180293 How did you guys lose the weight you gained during your pregnancy??? It has been 7 months and I just can't stand this extra fat any longer!!!!!!! WHAT IS AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT???
Avatar n tn My first I started at 140 ended at 190 so 50lb weight gain only ever went down to 165. 6 years later with this one I started at 168 I went to 194 so 26lb weight gain now I'm 175 and I'm 12 weeks post pardum and I am breastfeeding. I lost the first 19 lbs in the first 2 weeks so 10 weeks now and haven't lost an ounce.
7989976 tn?1403493624 Losing weight is 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise. I plan on losing a lot of weight ehen thr baby gets here... this isnt for everyone but I will be changing my life style to paleo dieting. Basically you can only eat meats and veggies no carbs. Look into it... but thsts not a good diet if u choose to breast feed... best of luck!
Avatar f tn He is now a 4 weeks but when we first left the hospital and 3 days later visited the pediatrician she told us he was losing weight and to possibly try supplementing with formula. We asked if would be okay if I pumped milk and then give him some breast milk from a bottle after he ate and she said that would be fine and start with an ounce or so. We did that and after 3 days he had gained 3 oz. so try not to worry baby will start gaining weight! my son has gained over 2 lbs now.
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?
8793709 tn?1409594060 It seems from all the comments that, everyone is different. Breastfeed can not hurt your chances of losing weight, but eating healthy and exercising is always the best way to lose extra weight. Just make sure you are taking in enough calories to stay healthy.
Avatar f tn re at and it may take just as much to get back. Regular walking during pregnancy helps maintain a healthy weight. Everything changes; your body and your life after a baby. Swimming is also a good way to get in shape without too much physical stress like running. And remember: breastfeeding is yet another good way to loose a few lbs!
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 I just had my son three weeks ago and gained 40lbs and im 7lbs away from my pre pregnancy weight. I worked out all during my pregnancy so that helped my dr said. Also i walk a lot. Two miles a day since thats all im really approved to do until my appointment. also breastfeeding and eating right.
2169899 tn?1354674056 DOES ANYONE KNOW IF BREASTFEEDING REALLY HELPS WITH LOOSING BABY WEIGHT, I WAS TOLD THAT WAS TRUE, IM READING UP ON ALL THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING AND DIDNT QUITE SEE THAT ONE?!!
Avatar f tn Any advise on how to lose weight while breastfeeding? I got down to under my pre pregnancy weight when my baby was 2 weeks old. Since then, I've gained 10. In the last week I've tried cutting calories but my milk supply has decreased. How do I lose it w/o losing milk?
Avatar f tn I'm 30 weeks pregnant, and still losing weight. I've lost 18 pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight due to sickness. & was not over weight to start with. My Dr isn't worried as the baby is measuring right on. I'm high risk and have a ultrasound twice a week along with no stress test twice a week for other reasons (GD) . But baby is great!
1182418 tn?1292437001 Sister gained 35 lbs during her pregnancy and is under her pre-pregnancy weight and still breastfeeding…it really does help lose weight!!
Avatar f tn Any tips on losing weight and tightening up loose skin after child birth?
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 You don't feel sick, dizzy, weak or high. You do feel hungry. If you sit a whole lot, you will gain weight when breastfeeding, not because of the breastfeeding but because you are being inactive. But if you keep to your usual schedule where physical activity is concerned, you won't gain weight. Some women do lose a lot of weight while breastfeeding. Breastfeeding was one of the most fun things about my early motherhood, the baby and I got so close.
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?