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Old 05-26-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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Weight gain and breastfeeding?

Hey, I have gained about 40 pounds since I Had my dd about 16 mo ago. I have always gained weight while breastfeeding and I have always heard u usually loose weight while bfeeding. I am so worried, now that I am getting older it will be sooooo hard to loose. Any one else gain weight while nursing?

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Old 05-29-2005, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: Weight gain and breastfeeding?

to make a long story short....before pregnancy I weighed 180, after I had the baby dropped back down to 185, now I weigh 204, could only bf for 6 months because it was causing me to have post-menopausal levels of estrogen. by the way I had lap RNY in may 2002 and my 3rd daughter was born april 2004. still trying to lose the weight from bfing...hope that helps???

 
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Old 05-30-2005, 10:27 AM   #3
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Re: Weight gain and breastfeeding?

I did I gained 25 lbs while nursing but lost weight all through my pregnancies.my dr. said its hormones but it feels terrible and makes me not want to nurse my second child(due in a few weeks) but then I just feel selfish.I am going to try but this time I am considering a program to follow like weight watchers my MIL is a member and they have something for nursing moms.

 
Old 07-12-2005, 02:24 PM   #4
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Re: Weight gain and breastfeeding?

My baby is now a month old and I haven't gained any signifigant weight but if I even think about a cheese burger I gain a pound so I have been very strict and have remained preety steady at 223 I would really like to lose weight and it's really hard to eat low calorie and not.

 
Old 07-24-2005, 01:44 PM   #5
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Re: Weight gain and breastfeeding?

Just thought I'd add my input: I gained weight while breastfeeding, too and was so dissapointed because of hearing about other people who dropped the weight like nothing while breastfeeding. I don't know if it has to do with my body type or what, but I don't want to "diet" while nursing because I don't want my baby to lack nourishment, but I admit I could make better food choices. And I'm also on a new form of b/c which I think contributed to my weight gain. It's said to be safe for nursing moms. And yes, dragging around 230+ lbs feels horrible.

 
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