weight loss myth?

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by kateqpr, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. kateqpr

    kateqpr Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me who seems to be one of those unlucky women who won't lose their baby weight until they stop breastfeeding??

    I was 9 7lb before Poppy, then put on 2 and a half stone, up to 12 st.

    I'm still around the 11 st 3 lb mark (depending on whether i weight myself before or after a big feed - i swear my new E cups, gone up from a B, are giving me a few more pounds!) and is doesn't really seem to be shifting. I've been eating healthily, starting to walk a lot more etc, but nada.

    A doc told me that some women don't lose weight until AFTER they stop breastfeeding. Seems cruel. Pah!
     
  2. nataliecn

    nataliecn Mommy to Grady and WTT!

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    If you're boobs are big - that's bound to make you weigh more!

    I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. At 3 weeks after having Grady, I'm back at my pre-pregnancy weight. Mind you, that was over weight to start!
     
  3. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    I'm unlucky too I guess. I was 7st before having Aaron, went up to just under 9st and have been hovering around the 8st mark ever since. It's going to take some serious exercise to shift the rest of that baby flab! :hissy: I'm still breastfeeding him but only once a day, so I don't think it'll even drop off when I stop completely.
     
  4. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    I'm unlucky too. Haven't lost a pound of baby weight, and I was told the same thing, that when I stop BFing I'll lose the weight.
     
  5. kateqpr

    kateqpr Well-Known Member

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    I was also wondering if it was an age thing??? I'm an older first time mum (36!!) so know my body is just getting slow and lazy when it comes to pinging back into shape.

    Oh dear. Think i'm going to have to join my local Buggy Fit class and accept hard exercise might be the only way. Especially as i want to breast feed for a good few more months.
     
  6. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I stood on the scales and got my hubby to hold my knockers up to see how much I weighed without them.....they weigh 8lbs :smug:
     
  7. kateqpr

    kateqpr Well-Known Member

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    Good idea!!! Now that might make me feel a bit better (though my wobbly middle is hard to ignore :( )
     
  8. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    Get him to lift your belly up too:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    OMG!! :rofl: :rofl: you nearly made me wet my knickers :rofl: :rofl: !!!

    thats too funny!! :muaha::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  10. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I've just been checking if this fat busting pill that's coming off prescription from tomorrow is ok to take when BFing.....I'm getting desperate!!!! :dohh: :rofl:
     
  12. nataliecn

    nataliecn Mommy to Grady and WTT!

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    Hey girls!
    I was just researching what I can do to help with my weight during BF'ing, and I posted something in the Health and Wellness section!
    Might give you some insight! :)
     
  13. Beltane

    Beltane Mother of 3 Boys!

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    What pill is it? I'm desperate too!!!
     
  14. Sweetpea7830

    Sweetpea7830 Well-Known Member

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    Me too! I have lost 16 lbs but I have 10 more to go to get to my pre-preg weight...which was overweight to start with...but those last 10 lbs are NOT moving. :hissy:

    I really want to lose those 10 lbs plus another 20 to get back to my weight I was when we got married! I am in my 30s though so I am sure that is a pipe dream...:cry:
     
  15. jms895

    jms895 Well-Known Member

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    I lost 23 pounds the first 2 week, now nothing is shifting... though I am eating loads and not trying to diet.... I am sure the weight will come off steadily hun which is better :hugs:
     
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    jms895 Well-Known Member

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    Do you think that eating galaxy for breakfast is causing me to retain the weight? :rofl: :lol: :rofl:
     
  17. Plumfairy

    Plumfairy Mum-mum-mum-mum

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: surely not! :rofl::rofl:
     
  18. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    jms895 Well-Known Member

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    :lol: Mervs Mum I need to weigh my boobs and do that trick! :D
     
  20. mari72

    mari72 Well-Known Member

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    I was 8st pre pregnancy, over 11 before i gave birth ( i gave up weighing myself in disgust after i reached 11st) and have been 9st for 8 weeks now-i'm completely stuck. Unfortunately i'm not well endowed in the boob dept despite the breast feeding so i can't even try that trick.
    And note to mervs mum and beltane, the drug that helps you lose weight also causes anal leakage which is as disgusting as it sounds (it helps fat pass through your system unprocessed so it kind of leaks out...)
     

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