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Old 06-10-2006, 03:57 PM   #8
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Re: Not losing weight while breastfeeding

I lost my postpartum weight by the time Aydin was 3 months old, but I don't know how much of it can be attributed to breastfeeding because I never have problem losing pregnancy weight (and I hadn't breastfed my others.) I was at a stand still after that, but when he was about 6-7 months old I started shedding weight again. I dropped 17 pounds before getting pregnant again.

My best friend held onto her weight then found out she had an underactive thyroid. Once she got on the proper medication, she started shedding pounds.

Are you normally pretty thin? Your body does tend to hold onto some of the fat so it can make milk. Just remember it's for your baby!
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