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Losing weight after baby?

I've been nursing my son for 10 months now and have lost all my baby weigh and then some! My doctor says it's a myth that nursing causes weight loss...but I don't know! Seems like it does!! Anyone have an opinion?

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Asked by Sarahbeth7 at 10:39 PM on Mar. 28, 2011 in Health

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  • goodI only nursed/pumped for a month and a half. I lost my baby weight really fast. I really think it depends on your body. Great for you though!! :)


    Answer by jen2774161 at 10:42 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Maybe that is true. But I think it is easier if you just don't gain much when you are pregnant and eat well but with small portions after the birth.

    Answer by minnesotanice at 10:43 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Thanks so much :) Well it's werid..I agree. I think I eat less...because well...I have a 10 month old now! lol.

    Comment by Sarahbeth7 (original poster) at 10:46 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I'm nursing my 2 month old & have lost weight as well. Your doctor is not totally wrong, eating the 500 extra calories nursing mothers will help keep your weight consistent, however eating less will cause weight loss as your baby takes all your nutrition. I'm just now getting my appetite back, so I've seen some weight gain once again.The key is to find a balance between eating & nursing so you & your baby are happy & healthy.

    Answer by EdwinsMommy at 10:47 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I lost all mine and then some and I breast fed for a year. As soon as I stopped I gained a 10 lbs back. But I lost it when i kicked back up the excersises. I slacked cuse all the work was being done for me.

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 10:50 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I'm smaller than I was before having my two kids. I've been a runner for years, but the thing that really made me small was the breastfeeding. It's a pretty nice perk!!

    Answer by cdecker83 at 11:04 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Awesome...well we are about to start weaning at 11 months so hopefully the weight stays off...we will see!!

    Comment by Sarahbeth7 (original poster) at 7:15 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

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