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How much weight did you gain when you stopped breastfeeding?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Dec. 23, 2008 in Just for Fun

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  • NOne... I stated losing the first of what turned out to be 30 lbs.

    Answer by tat2edmommyof2 at 2:21 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • I am still breastfeeding and hope to lose the rest of the 20-25 pounds of my pregnancy weight when I am finished. I hope I do not gain more. :-/ I hope you get more answers more helpful than mine!

    Answer by TeaAndrews at 2:23 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • I've heard mixed things about this. I lost all of my pregnancy weight without much exercise due to breastfeeding. I have a slow metabolism so I know that's what it was. I've heard about people gaining weight when they stop because nursing burns 500 calories a day and I've heard some people lose.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • 10 pounds but that was also blamed on my IUD.

    Answer by HeatherTurner at 2:32 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • Probably about 7 pounds.
    Side note: I weighed about 128 while breastfeeding, and now about 135. Ever since I had my daughter, I have had a handful of people tell me they're "concerned" I'm too thin! I just laugh! Are you kidding me? I've never been too thin in my life. If I'm too thin, some of my friends are corpses!

    Answer by sfwilson at 3:12 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • I gained about 10 pounds. And 5 in the first week that I stopped!

    Answer by StacyMarie1029 at 4:27 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • Lost all my baby weight within 5 weeks. Nursed for almost 21 months....aachhkk gained 15 pounds since he weaned 14 months ago. The only upside is, so has my neighbor who also weaned. lol

    Answer by RugersMommy06 at 9:07 AM on Dec. 24, 2008

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