My baby weaned and I'm GAINING GAINING GAINING!
Hi ladies, I don't post often but I need some advice. I nursed my daughter until she was 20 months. I had my son right after my daughter turned one so I tandem nursed for almost a year. I went right back to my pre-pregnancy weight after both babies. When my daughter weaned even though I was still nursing my son, I started gaining weight drastically. I was 145 and within a couple months was in the 170s. I started working out more, trying to eat less calories but I'm not losing anything, inches or pounds. I have NO clothes that fit :( My son is now 18 months and is starting to wean. I'm so worried that I will pack on even more weight. I already eat pretty healthy, and having 2 babies I eat small meals every few hours when I have the time. I know there are things I'm already doing right. I don't know if my metabolism will reset after I stop nursing. Maybe I'm not losing because of the nursing, I don't know. The weight thing has nothing to do with how long I will nurse my son though, I'll nurse him for as long as he wants but he is losing interest earlier than my daughter did. He only seems to want to nurse when he doesn't feel good or is fussy. I offer it to him a lot more than he comes to me and asks for it. I'm asking here because I know that my body is very different since I've been nursing for 2 1/2 years straight. I don't think I can get the right answers from moms that dont' know what your body goes through when you nurse. I hope you all don't mind that I posted this here, I just feel like the 2 things are related. I'm sure I'll be coming back soon asking what to do when he does wean. I have a feeling I'll still be producing milk for a long time. Any advice is welcome :)