im due any day with my 3rd ... im planning on breastfeeding this time around.. i didnt with my other 2 cuz i had some weird feelings towards it but am going to give it a try.. but ive heard that breastfeeding helps in weight loss... is this true or just a myth?Answer Question
Answer by scout_mom at 9:35 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by loleah at 9:35 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
For some people it does help them lose weight and for others it doesn't. I had a friend who would eat a Big Mac, large fry, and a large coke, every day for lunch while she was breastfeeding/pumping. She produced enough milk for 3 babies and she lost 80 lbs in 6 months after having her child. (I really don't recommend this, btw). I have another friend, who ate healthy, exercised, and breastfed and she had trouble losing weight. It really just depends on your body.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:37 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by mkdirector2011 at 9:38 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
It depends on your eating habits. While breastfeeding does (fact) burn calories if you are taking in extra calories then it doesn't matter. Like riding a bike while eating a snickers bar. You would take the amount of calories you would need to loose weight and add about 200 to it. It can assist weight loss not cause it. LINK
Answer by But_Mommie at 9:39 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by samurai_chica at 9:40 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Worked great for me. The fat melted off like butter, and by the time my baby was 1 year old, I was 15 pounds lighter than I was pre pregnancy. But I gained it all back once I stopped nursing.
And I never ate super duper healthy. Baby gets the vitamins before mom, so you don't need to stress about that. I ate what I normally eat, But ate more, and still lost weight.
Answer by Candi1024 at 9:43 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by Mom_to_Skyler at 9:43 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by momto4girzls at 9:50 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
Answer by missanc at 9:51 AM on Jun. 13, 2011