I breastfed exclusively for four months. My baby is now four months and three weeks, and I give him formula twice a day with his cereal. I have been unable to lose the baby weight, and I think it is because of breastfeeding.
This is my 5th baby, and I didn't breastfeed any of my other babies past three months. I love bonding with my baby, but I am very frustrated that I can't lose weight. I am afraid I will get depressed about it. Any suggestions or advice??
I was 155 when I got prego. Was 223 at full term. Was 212 after I had her. And was back up to 228 at her five days checkup.
Since then been up to 233 to 221. I changed my diet and started to go to the gym. I've eaten out twice since she was born all organic fresh foods at home.
Still nursing at 20 months and still can't get any weight off. My Doc. says it's my food, but my friend weighed the same, and we both did the same diet and went to the gym together, and she lost 20 pounds the first month. I don't know what to do. I also work 12-hour shifts as a health care worker and am lifting people and on my feet most of the day 100 hours every two weeks.
I feel at a loss, and it seems like my Doc thinks My hubby and I must be lying to her about what I eat cause all I get from them is do weight watchers.
Has anyone else not lost any weight while nursing or gained it?
MY kid nurses 2 to 4 times a day on average.Sometimes more. Anyone have any ideas other than eat healthily and drink water stuff I already know and tried and would be great. Thanks, ladies.
Breastfeeding Twins for 8 months striving for 11 months - will weight loss continue
Hello! I was at 205 when I got pregnant with my twins. I delivered two healthy babies at 38 1/2 weeks weighing 217.
I lost 7 pounds at the beginning of the pregnancy because everything made me sick. Now, after breastfeeding for eight months - I weigh 170 pounds!
I've maintained this weight for the past three months. I also workout four days (5 when I can) doing circuit training and cardio. I watch what I eat and count carbs because I developed gestational diabetes during my pregnancy.
My question is how do I lose an additional 15 pounds so that when I stop breastfeeding any weight gain will keep me between 165-170. This is a healthy weight for me considering I haven't been this size in about seven years.
I seriously need some GOOD advice because I want to stay healthy and active for my kids ( I have a four-year-old too). I plan to train for a marathon soon ( my goal is to run it shortly after the twins turn 1 in July).
I'm trying to be strong and turn away from my "plain cheese its" craving and "tall cafe mocha with two equals from Starbucks. Please provide any advice you can. Also, I pump anywhere from 38-48 ounces (depending on how many times I pump with nursing) a day.
Thank you so much!!!
Comments for Breastfeeding Twins for 8 months striving for 11 months - will weight loss continue
losing weight after pregnancy appears to be a great obstacle after the baby's birth.. though the first two months pass on good afterward... but even before that people start looking at the excessive fat lying around your belly which makes you conscious about it.
the thing that matters the most is that you want to look the hottest and sexiest girl in the world for your man!
I have an almost 4-month-old. I lost pretty much all of my pregnancy weight by my six weeks check up.
I have not exercised one bit; I eat three meals a day and snack in between. I have always been tall, thin women but I am a little concerned.
Since my six week checkup, I feel as though I am still losing weight. I started eating (exclusively pumping around eight weeks due to flat nipples). I am still doing so, but my little one seems to be increasing his appetite.
So here are my concerns, I feel like I am not supplying enough milk for him, I have used all that I had frozen for five weeks which was about 60 ounces. And I feel like I have lost too much weight.
Pre-pregnancy I weighed 136lbs, and I am nearly 6' tall. I gained 35lbs during my pregnancy and lost every bit of it by my six weeks check up and have lost several more lbs since then.
None of my clothes fit, my pants fall off of me. I know that most women complain about not losing enough weight, but I am worried that I am losing too much.
I have always been a stick of a woman, and I was enjoying having some curves for once. I have always had a high metabolism; I eat a lot.
I'm not sure what to do, about the weight and my milk supply, I wonder if they are linked?