Kristin - posted on 11/29/2008 ( 15 moms have responded )
Has anyone else had trouble losing weight? Everyone says that breastfeeding helps you to lose weight faster but I haven't been losing weight at all! My pre-pregnancy weight was around 125. When I got back from the hospital I was at 150. One week after being home from the hospital I dropped to 140. Now my baby is almost 3 months and I actually gained back 5 lbs and I'm at 145!
I didn't expect that I would lose all the weight right away but I didn't expect to start gaining weight! I'm eating like I normally eat and I'm breastfeeding exclusively. I produce a lot of milk and my baby is growing super fast--she's gone from the 20th percentile when she was born to the 80th percentile. So what is going on? I'm mostly frustrated because I can't fit into any of my old clothes and we can't afford to buy new clothes right now so I have like two outfits I can wear. It's just frustrating... Has anyone else had a similar problem?