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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???

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 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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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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