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Old 09-26-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Breastfeeding and weight loss.

Wow! I didn't realize DS had a weight loss forum! I am 10 months into breast feeding my son and I have not lost an ounce since I left the hospital. :-( any other mamas struggling with this?? I just started working out again 4 days ago and hoping I can see some results soon!
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I gain weight nursing. So I know the struggles

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
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Re: Breastfeeding and weight loss.

I am breastfeeding my 5 month old and struggle to lose weight. I have been dieting since August and finally lost 21 lbs. I am down to pre-last baby and am now working toward, pre baby #2 weight. I am a breastfeeding gainer too.
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I've also had this happen. I have around 15-20lbs yet to loose. I did however get to the lowest I've been in about 5yrs after baby #4. He's 16mo btw.

But w my previous two I didn't loose anything. I think it's because I'm so busy I really forget to eat sometimes, also my sons got a huge milk appetite! Lol
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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I was having trouble losing weight while bf'ing and mentioned it to a lactation consultant friend. She suggested I start logging my food consumption and upping my good fat intake. Sure enough, I wasn't eating enough calories (1800 on average when I needed to be eating about 2200 for my size) and when I did, BAM! the last 15 lbs came off. I'm now 5lbs under my pre-preg weight.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #6
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I was having trouble losing weight while bf'ing and mentioned it to a lactation consultant friend. She suggested I start logging my food consumption and upping my good fat intake. Sure enough, I wasn't eating enough calories (1800 on average when I needed to be eating about 2200 for my size) and when I did, BAM! the last 15 lbs came off. I'm now 5lbs under my pre-preg weight.
LOVE your name!!!

When I add more calories I so gain. I have to be high protein to lose.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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I was having trouble losing weight while bf'ing and mentioned it to a lactation consultant friend. She suggested I start logging my food consumption and upping my good fat intake. Sure enough, I wasn't eating enough calories (1800 on average when I needed to be eating about 2200 for my size) and when I did, BAM! the last 15 lbs came off. I'm now 5lbs under my pre-preg weight.
Really?! That is interesting! According to this site

http://nutritiondata.self.com/tools/calories-burned

I should be eating about 2600 calories a day. I've been logging in about 1500-1700/day. Adding calories when I'm trying to loose is a scary thought though!!

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #8
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Aw thanks! Yeah breastfeeding and weight loss can be so mysterious...I tried more protein for awhile but it wasn't til I upped my fat intake (mainly through walnuts and coconut oil) that I started to lose. But as a result I now have a 24lb 9mo DS...I wonder how much of his weight has to do with what I'm eating....
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Aw thanks! Yeah breastfeeding and weight loss can be so mysterious...I tried more protein for awhile but it wasn't til I upped my fat intake (mainly through walnuts and coconut oil) that I started to lose. But as a result I now have a 24lb 9mo DS...I wonder how much of his weight has to do with what I'm eating....
I already have a super high fat/protein intake ( I think) hmm....so curious.

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:01 PM   #10
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Re: Breastfeeding and weight loss.

The weight didn't really get back to normal after my first daughter until I started working out like I did before having my daughter. Then the nursing plus activity plus less snacking get my weight down to less than pre baby. I am hoping it works the same for post baby 2.
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