does breastfeeding really help u lose weight?

Senekwa - posted on 10/05/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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i gained alot of weight and people say if i breastfeed then it will burn alot of calories is that true?

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Artemis - posted on 08/27/2017

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Mummy magic weight loss tea can help you to lose weight. It increases metabolism which causes you to burn more calories and also curbs your appetite. It also helps to digest your food better which will help you get more fuel and nutrition from what you eat. However, if you rely only on weight loss tea alone you may get disappointed. Yes, it will work but it'll work much better if you make other changes too. Like increase your activity level, decrease what you eat overall and change some of the stuff to eat to be more healthy.

Nadia - posted on 10/10/2010

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It doesn't always help you lose weight. It' s different for everyone. The best thing with breastfeeding is shrinking the uterus back down, and giving your child the best nutrients they can get. =]

Kelly - posted on 10/08/2010

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it hasnt helped me at all, i think all it does is shrink your uterus faster. my doctor even said that while brestfeeding it is harder to loose weight.

Frances - posted on 10/08/2010

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Yes, it worked for me. With my first pregnancy I gained 55 pounds. I lost 60 pounds after I had her and all I did was breastfeed. I did not diet or exercise. It took me six months to lose the weight.

Amy - posted on 10/08/2010

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I think it helped me. But I have also been trying to exercise and eat healthy. I have lost all the weight that I gained when I was pregnant with my son and I am hoping to lose some more. I am still breastfeeding so hopefully this will help!

Momof1 - posted on 10/08/2010

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It didn't help me. I plateaued at 25 lbs heavier then I was and I only lost 28 lbs. :( (My son is 10 months, so I'm past the "9 months to gain, 9 months to lose" rule.)

Elizabeth - posted on 10/08/2010

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I've been breastfeeding now for nearly 3 months and I'm back to my pre-pregnancy shape and weight now!

Brittnee - posted on 10/07/2010

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I think it does I gained about 10lbs when I got prego and I breastfed my daughter and now I weigh over 10lbs LESS THAN I DID B4 I EVER GOT PREGO. but also everyone is different

Aicha - posted on 10/07/2010

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I lots most of my weight that I gained while pregnant with my daughter my body did hang on to 10 pounds but when I go pregnant again I lost 15 pounds don't know why guess it was a combination of factors like still breastfeeding and morning sickness

Elicia - posted on 10/07/2010

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yes that is sooo true....it helps u loose more belly fat. i breastfeed and walked a couple of miles a day and i lost the whole 60lbs. i gained! GOODLUCK!!:)

Lise - posted on 10/06/2010

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It really helped me. It's doesn't work for breastfeeding, but for me (personally), I lost all my baby weight in a month and then kept eating.

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I gained weight when I was breastfeeding but that was mainly because I was sitting around all the time breastfeeding. I think you do burn more calories making the milk but it's not going to stop you gaining weight if you're eating lots and not exercising.

Sarah - posted on 10/06/2010

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It shrinks the uterus faster, but as for losing weight that just depends on the person. Breastfeeding does burn some calories, but you are also needing to keep your body nuritied so that your milk has the right nutrients in it. I think really the key to losing weight is to have a healthy diet and exercise. The same old thing no matter if you are breastfeeding or not.

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It might for some but breastfeeding made me hungry all the time so i never lost any weight at all

Vicki - posted on 10/05/2010

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I think it helps but every body is different. I've been breastfeeding for 15 months and am lighter than I was before I got pregnant. I've also been walking a lot, cycling a bit and eating generally healthy. My boy also breastfeeds a lot. He's always been fed on demand and still doesn't have many solids.

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