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Do the second babies really kill your figure?

I have a 3 year old and my body looks better now then before I had her except for the breast but I breastfed for 16 months and I lost an additional 15 pounds after having her! Just wondering if i would be as lucky with #2?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:20 PM on Jan. 23, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • I think it all depends on your personal metabolism. My stepsister looks like she never had kids. Her first will be 5 this month and her second is 3. It absolutely kills me, I look like crap and I only have one haha.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 4:21 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • It's possible but breastfeed again! It really helps get the figure back. The people I've seen breastfeed don't even look like they had kids. My sil had 3 and BF'd all of them and looks really good. The people I know who didn't bf got heavy and stayed that way. I'm not bashing against formula I'm just saying BF will really help with it for most people. Even if it does make the boobs look worse. Atleast you got a nice body! and a push up bra! lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • have to agree with cait and cuddlek... it depends on your genes.

    my daughter (our fist child) messed my body up .. really bad... gained 80lbs when i was pregnant with her. but ive always been a big woman, so i didnt expect anything else ;)

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 4:26 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • w my first i almost had my figure completely back after 6 weeks..with my 2nd , it took me 2 years.

    Answer by tnteaton at 4:47 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • Interesting question.
    After my first child I looked better than I have ever looked.
    Now, I have had my second child 2 years ago and I don't know if I will ever look good again-I guess I don't really try that hard, though.


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • Depends on genetics. I didn't breastfeed at all (although I gave it a shot) and I had 3 babies within 3 years time. I'm 5'4'' and 115 pounds.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 5:23 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • It's wrong to say people who don't breastfeed stay heavy cuz I breastfed all 3 of my kids and I'm still fat! My sister on the other hand has had 4 kids and weighs less then she did before she got pregnant. She looks beautiful! So it just depends on your body, genetics and if you exercise or not. Some people, like my sister whos never even been on a treadmill while I kill myself for hours, are just lucky.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:41 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • HA... I never had time to loos the weight from the first before I was prego with number 2... So, I'm just a fat cow now... Oh, well, my hubby likes me this way.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:43 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • i have four kids and still wear a size four dress
    my mom had six kids and still wore a size four untill me (last one)
    my sisters have kids ranging between one and four and they still have their figures
    it all depends on genetics and how much you work at it

    Answer by bi-polarmommy at 4:07 PM on Jan. 24, 2009

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