Breastfeeding and not losing weight! Will my period help the weight come off?

Hilary - posted on 01/06/2015 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I'm currently 15 months pp and nursing my daughter 3 times a day. I was 105 pp and ate garbage. I'm not stuck at 135 and that's with some added weight gain that happened 11 months pp. I eat really healthy.. All organic high veggie diet and workout about 4 times a week. I haven't lost 1 pound since the initial 20 and I have actually gained inches in my belly and thighs. I started my first postpartum period last month and dropped about 5 pounds, but it came back (it was water weight) I'm so frustrated ! I wish it wasn't so hard to lose weight. I'm positive it's a hormonal thing. When did you other moms start to lose weight? Did AF returning help?

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Bernice - posted on 02/28/2016

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Through drinking mummy magic tea, I lost 35 pounds. I breastfed my baby for two years.

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Trisha - posted on 01/15/2015

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Just keep up with a really heavy water intake. I lose weight the best when I am drinking a small bottle of water right before I rush to the washroom to empty my bladder. It looks like this: Wake up in the morning, drink a coffee (not anymore since I am pregnant - but this is how it used to work), Drink about 2 cups of water. Realize I have to go pee, so I down another 2 cups of water. Go pee. Repeat cycle of drinking water.
This works really well for me. It also means you go pee constantly though.
It is worth a shot if you can do it. :) I would be jumping for joy though if i could hit 135 lbs though. The lowest I have ever hit was 147, but I was up as high as 250 lbs.

Hilary - posted on 01/14/2015

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i lost about 4 pounds when i started my period last month, but it was just water weight and came back a week later.

Trisha - posted on 01/14/2015

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This is my first pregnancy so I don't have much experience with that, but I am very familiar with weight loss. Generally most of my weight would come off during my period. I would basically stay at a plateau and lose between 3-5 lbs during my period. This was while on a very low-carb diet.

Hilary - posted on 01/14/2015

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135 doesn't look good on me at all.. my arms, face and belly are very chubby. Its seems to collect around my belly the most. It doesn't make since because i eat so healthy. Usually belly fat is from drinking soda and eating junk. I really think its a hormonal issue.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/12/2015

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Depending on how you're built, 135 is not necessarily out of line for a weight for you, Hilary.

http://www.healthchecksystems.com/height... Check this link.

For example, I'm 5'8", was 97lbs pre pregnancy. (yes, high risk) post baby weight after two babies was 130. It was hard to get used to, but my body was happier, and healthier at my 'ideal' weight for my height and frame than it was at the extremely high metabolism low weight pre pregnancy.

Check with your physician to see what a good target is for you.

Shadow - posted on 01/11/2015

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I am 5'9 ish and I weigh... A LOT. I am a size 13-14 now, and before I had my baby, I was a size 10-11 ish. I weigh 225 right now (I don't think I LOOK like I weigh that much...) I was down to 215 after I had baby. she's 3 months old and I have gained weight. I'm breastfeeding also. I feel like I will NEVER be the same. I blame most of it on my boobs! my cup size is FF. I imagine they must weigh a LOT haha!

Sarah - posted on 01/06/2015

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Each person is going to be different. One thing to keep in mind is that you may never weigh the same before you got pregnant no matter how well you eat and what exercises you do. Your body changes after having a baby. Your hips are now wider, hormones in your body have changed and will continue to change until you die. For some people nursing helps the weight come off.....for others the weight does not start to come off until they are completely done nursing. I know this is REALLY hard but instead of focusing on the number focus on health. If you are eating right and exercising right then your body will be and is healthy and that should be the goal.

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