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Old 06-09-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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Not losing weight while breastfeeding

It seems like everyone says that breastfeeding is a miracle when trying to lose weight after pregnancy. I have many friends who zipped right back to their weight and got even skinnier while they nursed their babies. However, I don't seem to be one of them. Nor did my sister. Does anyone else seem to hold on to extra pounds until baby weans? I would feel better if there was someone else who experienced this and not the "I've never been skinner than I was while breastfeeding!" that I seem to hear all the time. Of course, having two babies 19 months apart might have a little to do with it, too!

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Old 06-09-2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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I'm breastfeeding and am fatter than I've ever been! I seem to stretch those extra 500 calories per day into a lot more
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Re: Not losing weight while breastfeeding

I usually lose weight while breastfeeding, but there have been times when I did not, or I gained even. If I'm not losing and I assess my diet I generally find I am simply eating way too many calories. If I cut back a bit (nothing drastic) I generally start losing again, slowly but steadily. I know thats probably a duh, but its my experience.
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I don't but now that my dd is eating solids, I need to readjust my food. I can eat like a truckdriver.
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I'm breastfeeding and am fatter than I've ever been! I seem to stretch those extra 500 calories per day into a lot more
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Re: Not losing weight while breastfeeding

While I'm breastfeeding I get cravings worse than I ever did while I was pregnant...I think that is what slows my weight loss a little. I pop the girls in the wagon and walk a few miles a day though and that has been helping me work off those extra calories from my cravings nicely. Try to find low-fat alternatives to your fave foods too w/out compromising the healthy stuff!
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I don't but now that my dd is eating solids, I need to readjust my food. I can eat like a truckdriver.
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While I'm breastfeeding I get cravings worse than I ever did while I was pregnant...
OMG I thought I was the only person that happened to! lol My husband thinks I'm crazy! I had litterally NO cravings at all while pregnant. Now I have several every day.
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