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?
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.
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.... :)
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)!
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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