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Weaning and weight gain/loss

I'm curious to know how many of you lost weight after you weaned your baby and how many gained? Brody and I are down to nursing only once a day at night. I don't think this will last long though. My milk supply has dwindled to pretty much nothing. It's more for comfort than anything. He gets a bottle at bedtime, too. I've noticed that I have probably put on 3 or 4 pounds in the last week or two, which I am NOT happy with. I heard from many friends and women that they didn't lose all of their baby weight until they weaned. What have your experiences been?
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167 tn?1374177417
Thought I might add that he is 11 months this week and was exclusively breastfed for 9 months, which was when he started having his first occasional formula bottles.
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159354 tn?1286371288
Well, I thought I lost weight since weaning Jake a month ago however a little 6 yr old at Abby's school just announced last week that Abby's mommy has another baby in her belly....LOL

So I guess I've gained weight!
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118074 tn?1228332603
I've lost weight after weaning.  Just a few more lbs.  I lost a total of 10 additional but not sure if it's all because of nursing.  After weaning, your body no longer needs to store extra fat for your baby.
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171768 tn?1324233699
i've been slowly gaining back since i weaned. at first i tried to blame it on snacking along with her as she learns to try new foods, but i don't think that's it.
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oh deanne!! kids are so funny.  ive been going up and down a few pounds because since my sweet hubby came home we eat ****!!
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167 tn?1374177417
UGH...guess I'm going to have to start exercising now. I hate to!
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I hate exercising too... but unfortunately, once my milk dried up, the pounds came back on... all almost 15 of them!  I now gain as much as I did almost full term  :(  Sadness.  Anyway, those extra 500 some calories milk burns sure helped!  It is now my motivator because when I was pumping I was about 15 lbs lighter than before I got pregnant.  Want to get back there....  :)  
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I am so sad to hear that many gain after weaning (sniff sniff).  My sister said she couldn't lose while bfing and had to quit to lose any of her baby weight.  I was hoping the same would happen here.  Guess maybe I should start watching what I eat now before weaning occurs (so long donuts!! lol)!
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167 tn?1374177417
It depends on the person. I've been reading up on it. Some people hold onto maternal fat stores and some don't as much. I don't think I did as much. I'm noticing a difference since being almost done breastfeeding. Still nursing the once or twice at night, but that's it. Waaa!
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