I gained 30 lbs with my son. I breastfed for a year... but I lost 25 lbs with in the first 2-3 months. I was a breastfeeding queen! plus I ate real healthy and my son was really hungry. I always thank him for that!! It did suck to adjust, and was painful at times... but I miss it. It was so worth it. My son has never had any health issues, is very bright, and has gotten sick once. But, maybe my son would have been the same with formula... but.. I kinda doubt it. Only problem i have/had with it.. he still reaches for my boob when we lay down out of habit lol. Hes four.... haha
yes breastfeeding helps shrink the size of the uterus. im 4 wks pp and have lost 30 lbs so far.
I did lost weight while breast feeding.. But you have to keep in mind you cant think, " Oh I am breast feeding so I can eat everything in sight." Just like in pregnancy you have to realize your body is calories in calories out breastfeeding doesnt take thousands of calories a day so you cant eat thousands of calories a day.. And you have to make sure you are still eating food with fat in it so your milk has fat in it for your baby.. Read and research about breastfeeding and you can make informed decisions about what to eat and lose weight and produce healthy milk for your baby.. Then add excercise after your dr. says its ok to help with the weight loss..
breastfeeding did absolutely nothing for me with weightloss. With breastfeeding my second baby for a year, I stayed the same weight as I did when I went into labor with him.
Plus I only gained 11lbs with him... he weighed 7lbs 6oz.
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