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pamela ice 07-07-2010 02:10 PM

breastfeeding and adding weight
my baby is 14weeks old and i'm doing full time breastfeeding,and eating very sensibly but instead of losing weight as i expected,i'm gradually gaining instead. pls help,as i really want to lose as much as,20 pounds.:confused:

Basswife 07-07-2010 02:57 PM

Re: breastfeeding and adding weight
I'm sorry to tell you this but, with all the calories you need you won't necesaraly loose weight. You are being very sensible.
Your child won't get satisfied if you don't keep your intake up. Best advise is to eat sensibly,

It is thought that you loose baby weight by breastfeeding - I didn't! I just ate sensibly and left dieting until I had finished breastfeeding. I found a baby helped me keep up the exercise, I always make sure I go out (pushing pram good exercise) Just watch when you wean that you don't finish your babys food! It won't be long and then you can combine breastfeeding and weaning and then you can downsize your calories.

rubato 07-08-2010 07:20 AM

Re: breastfeeding and adding weight
I didn't lose weight breastfeeding either. In fact, I didn't lose the baby weight for 18 months. Sorry, it works for some, but not others. Your baby's health is most important, so please keep eating right. Don't worry. Once your baby is a toddler, you'll be chasing after them so much, you'll lose it! ;)

pamela ice 07-09-2010 03:31 PM

Re: breastfeeding and adding weight
thank you ,i feel much better now.

Basswife 07-11-2010 02:37 AM

Re: breastfeeding and adding weight
PS its all worth it - your doing the best you can for your baby! AND its a wonderful bonding experience. :)

poonam1982 07-30-2010 10:04 PM

Re: breastfeeding and adding weight
my baby is 4 month old I am giving brestmilk but he is not gaing weight that time his weight is 5.9 kg is it helthy weight ? how could i know that my breast feed is enough for him ?what should be diet for my baby?

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