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Does breastfeeding speed weight loss?

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Asked by bethb112 at 6:57 PM on Sep. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It depends on the person...I didn't lose any weight until she weaned, then I dropped it quick

    Answer by Jademom07 at 6:58 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • yes

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:59 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • My midwife said that it burns calories!

    Answer by Katrina3016 at 6:59 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • it did for me i lost baby weight (20lbs) almost immediately. plus another 20lbs within 3 months after baby was born.

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 7:00 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • It depends, if you BF and not eat like you are suppose to than yes, and some women whom eat what they are suppose to still lose weight while others don't. It just depends

    Answer by midnightmoma at 7:01 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Yes, as long as you exercise and eat well.

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:02 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • i loose weight...but i eat for onr, not for two, u know
    it depends.

    Answer by boricuangel at 7:03 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • It is all about exercise and if you are eating right. I did and went back to my previous weight of 115 from 155 in three months and still losing.

    Answer by bluelady27 at 7:17 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • For the first 6 weeks, a breastfeeding mother tends to lose more weight than a formula feeding mother. At about the 6 month mark, it tends to even out to where they have both lost the same amount of weight and continue to do so.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • I gained 30lbs while pregnant. My dd is 3 months old and I have lost 20lbs. Breastfeeding must be helping because I haven't started exercising yet!

    Answer by stepmom929 at 7:47 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

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