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Does pumping like breastfeeding help you loose weight too?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:52 PM on Jan. 12, 2010 in Health

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  • Milk production over time helps you lose weight. You can pump or the baby can get it straight from the tap.

    Answer by ecodani at 6:58 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • Intersting thought. Since it burns calories, I would expect pumping to work somewhat. BUT...lots of women don't lose any weight while nursing. It's touted as a benefit but to be honest, your chances of losing weight are 50-50.

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:58 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • LOL! Don't we all wish it would actually work that way. No, it really doesn't help you lose weight. What helps you lose weight is eating correcting...

    Are you saying that is why there is so much crap on breastfeeding on here? It doesn't work that way... The weight they are losing is baby weight and you would have lost it anyway people...

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:03 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • Breastfeeding doesn't help you lose weight, sorry. That's just a common lie pro-breastfeeding groups tell women to get them to breastfeed.

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 7:36 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • It didn't help me loose weight. Pumping or nursing.

    Answer by mompam at 7:55 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • for one, why pump anyway, when breastmilk is best (and necessary to keep supply up) straight from the breast? Secondly, unless you gained a whopping whole 20 lbs maybe with the pregnancy, you do not lose weight by just breastfeeding alone. The reason why it is said that you do, is because it causes your uterus to contract and shrink back down to normal size. Also, the burning of the calories. Although...... your body also holds on to calories for dear life to sustain your baby that eats super often in those younger months. So... please breastfeed the proper way if you're going to do it for your baby's health and nutrition. Otherwise, why are you? Only to lose weight? I hope not..........

    Answer by workathome01 at 1:00 AM on Jan. 13, 2010

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