Pregnancy 18-24 Community
breast pumping-weight loss
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to pregnancy and childbirth in women age 18 to 24.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

breast pumping-weight loss

I know breast pumping/feeding is a great way to lose the post partum weight, I pumped for 2 weeks after I had my first baby last year, but I have decided not to this time, I don't have time to with a one year and a newborn lol but I have more weight on me than I did after my first so now I'm worried about not losing it as quickly or it staying and more weight adding on, so I'm wondering if I could try to start pumping a little here and there, its been 2 weeks today since I delivered and my milk isn't leaking or anything but I still feel the "let down" sensation sometimes, I'm still on the fence about it though, since its been so long already should I not worry about doing it? Or should I give it a try? I don't really eat much as it is and don't notice any extra weight so far...help please
9 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
3158442_tn?1344315253
Bump
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Give it a try. If you're milk is still there, then go for it. All you can do is try. I am thinking about breast feeding but i think i only wanna pump. I still have 20 weeks to decide so i have a while.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Strictly pumping will only work for a while. If you don't put the baby to your breast you will eventually dry up.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Oh really. I never knew that. Thank you
Blank
2020005_tn?1417986816
I agree with apeydef, I strictly pumped after breastfeeding for a week or so, and I lost all of my milk within 2 weeks..it's a very, very demanding thing to get used to, too. I definitely recommend breastfeeding over pumping. I'll be just breastfeeding this time. If you want to pump, it should always be switched back and forth between breastfeeding as well, and you should establish your supply with breastfeeding first. My lactation consultant told me no pump for at least the first 4 weeks, definitely should've listened!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank you ladies for informing me about this. I didn't breast feed with my first. But i will def. Let the baby latch and just pump to have some stored so that when we gobout some where i will have a bottle. Thank you very much.
Blank
2020005_tn?1417986816
That's what I'll be doing with this one, when we go anywhere I'll pump  a few ounces, you can also get storage bags and bottles to freeze the extra milk, pumping extra is good for night feedings too!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Yea that is what i will do. Doesn't it take the Baby longer to eat from the breast then bottle?
Blank
2020005_tn?1417986816
It did for my son, but he was a really hard latcher sometimes, he nursed much longer on my breast than he did with a bottle, but he'd fall asleep quicker with a bottle because he got more, quicker.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pregnancy 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
7283364_tn?1401049650
Blank
GeekMom1213
ME
9309926_tn?1405450656
Blank
Jessika20
Deltona, FL
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
9442948_tn?1406820051
Blank
babyberry000
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
cecilia_morgan
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mummainoz