How many moms lost most of their pregnancy weight after weaning?

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I have a 3mo. old and just stopped nursing her. I was hoping to do it longer but the low hormone birth control pill my dr. gave me lessoned my supply until I didn't have enough to feed her. I stopped immediately when I started to see what it was doing but by then it was too late. I still have 10lbs to drop to be back at my starting weight. I'm just hoping for spring weather to come so I can start walking. They say 9mo. up and 9mo. down but hopefully it will be sooner!

Jen - posted on 02/27/2011

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Kim, I went from 108 to 178 the day I had my C section. I felt like I ate my former self. I lost 50 pounds the first 10 days. My daughter is 3 months old and I'm stuck at 138. I'm EBF and haven't lost a pound due to it, the weight I lost was because I retained so much water. I am afraid I'll have to get off my arse and exercise. I understand the frustration. Believe me. I'm still wearing my fat pants. But I know I'll lose it. Spring is just around the corner. And getting out with baby will help you lose the weight.

Kaitlin - posted on 02/26/2011

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I guess I got lucky...I've been pregnant 4 times and I lost all my weight with all of them within a month or two. I'm 23 and still the same size I was my freshman year in high school. Which by the way, I'm 5 feet and 96 lbs....and yes I eat! I eat non stop! So I guess in a way this curse of not being able to gain weight is kind of a good thing. hmm...

Jennifer - posted on 02/24/2011

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I have 4 kids, and each one, I didn't really gain a ton of weight while prego. I think the most was 20lbs, but afterwards, I gained and weighed more the next time I got prego than I did while 9mo prego with the previous one. With my last child, I developed gestational diabetes and started eating ultra healthy, and ended up losing about 18lbs while prego. At my 6 week check up after she was born, I was down 45lbs! I've since put on 15 because of the holidays, but have been starting to take that off again.

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Lana - posted on 07/10/2013

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Breastfeeding my daughter who is 8 months.
Pre pregnancy was 114
at delivery was 146
after delivery 136
current 120
She is partially weaned as she nurses much less, and taking solids.

Mhairi - posted on 07/05/2013

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I started at 143 pre -pregnancy weight and went up to 195, after pregnancy I was at 169 . My baby is three months and my weight is at 178. I am breastfeeding , working out, eating with extra calories.I need to wean off now to go back to work. Will I loose this weight . Does anyone have advise . Will I loose?

Brettina - posted on 02/27/2011

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not me... If you have any Ideas let me know. I'm working out and changing what I eat and some reason it isn't working as fast as I would like,. I'm an active mom with 4 kids and I work a full time job. Could be because I sit on my behind all day. I do walk on my breaks though. I just need some different Ideas.

Brittany - posted on 02/26/2011

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I am still BFing, and I lost all but 3 pounds. I keep trying, but that last 3 pounds won't come off. I'm looking forward to dieting a little and getting those last three off after I quit BFing.

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ive only just startd loosin mine, only because i no im gonna ave no mre bbies, and i want 2 b healthy n fit 4 them xx

Christina - posted on 02/25/2011

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I was 17yrs old when I got pregnant with my son. My normal pre-pregnancy weight was 117lbs, but I had lost some weight from being sick before I got pregnant with him and I weighed only 110lbs when I conceived him. However, 10yrs later, and after I have given birth to 4 children, I am 112lbs.

Jessica - posted on 02/25/2011

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i was 145 (5 ft 8in) when i got prego and a whopping 200 when i delivered. um ya! i had to have a c-section (5 days of full blown labor) and it took 3 months to get to my pre-weight BUT my body looks NOTHING like it did before i got pregnant. i now have to butt as it has relocated to my stomach- which i can't seem to ditch. i'm still nursing (almost 13 months later) and i do allot of walking and carrying my 25 lb boy in the ergo but the tummy just won't leave. SOOOOO annoying :( if it was gone then i'd be so much happier.

Amy - posted on 02/25/2011

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with my daughter, she never took to nursing and it took 6 months. With my son, i'd lost 42 pounds in two months. No idea how that happened besides that he did nurse. Sorry, not much help.

Sabrina - posted on 02/25/2011

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my daughter was born 9-16-09. i had just lost almost all my weight from my first pregnancy. i was 110ish when i first got pregnant and am down to about 115ish i think. so not too bad i guess.

Leslie - posted on 02/25/2011

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With my son it took me until he was almost 2 (and a divorce) to get back to pre-prego size, even with breastfeeding. With my daughter (1 1/2) I was back down within six months after having her, but I think it was because I was bf her, and running after my son and step-daughter constantly!! The only thing though is that even though I lost the weight slower with my first pregnancy I think it gave my body time to adjust, unlike the second because I am still not as firm as I was when I had my son even though the weight came off much quicker!

Ashley - posted on 02/25/2011

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I gained 65 lbs then lost it all after 4 months, then gained some back getting my thyroid removed when my son was 6 months old.

Christina - posted on 02/25/2011

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I lost all of mine plus more but that's also because I started eating much better.

Bonnie - posted on 02/25/2011

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I EBF my first child and lost my pregnancy weight plus five pounds more within less than 3 months of my son being born.

With my second child, I gained a bit more weight during the pregnancy. It took me longer to lose as I only breast fed for the first week. I am down to my pre-pregnancy weight, but obviously my body doesn't look the same as it did before kids.

If your partner/husband loves your kids and you then what you look like or how much you weigh should not matter at all.

Sammie - posted on 02/24/2011

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I haven't even weighed myself since having baby #2 2 weeks ago. I know I need to tone the belly, it hangs (thanks to a c section) and irritates the shit outta me. That said, I'm still recovering from said c section and dying to hit up my treadmill and break out the zumba again! I figure, it takes 9 months to put the weight on ladies, don't beat yourself up about it if you haven't shifted in in 3/4 months... you'll only feel like shit and end up eating to make yourself feel better!! :) I've found a whole new positive outlook and changing a few big things in my life at the moment, so I'm hoping a genuine happy me will lead to a better body in the long wrong :)

Kimberly - posted on 02/24/2011

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Samantha: My husband tries to b nice about it n say "we" need to do something (like i dnt already know this)...And if he ever commented on my stretch marks, I would have to remind him to pretend they r roadmaps leading to what caused em n the first place and if he didnt "STOP to ask for directions", they'll b cause 4 more (if u catch what i'm saying) !!! :)

Nomsa: I totally know how u feel...I try to act like it dnt bother me when comments are made but secretly it does...I've just learned to overlook em...Afterall, i got the best thing I could out of it...My 2 beautiful kids and couldnt ask for anything better than the joy of them being around...They love me regardless of how I look, how fat i am, or how silly I act around em and thats all that matters to me

Jackie - posted on 02/24/2011

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I had my wee girl back in June and have just now started to lose my baby weight, since the start of the year i have lost 14lbs, (which i know isnt alot), but that is just watching what am eating and cutting down on my food intake. Think that fact that my hubby is trying to lose weight is also helping me. But the worse thing is that after i had my son (6 and half years ago) i lost all my baby weight and more. I went from being a size 16 to a size 12 in a couple of weeks.
But fingers crossed i will lose it all before summer gets here

Nomsa - posted on 02/24/2011

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Melissa, you are lucky because you are on your way, Its still early. I just told myself that i will loose it automatically and it did not happen at all.

Melissa - posted on 02/24/2011

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Everyone has told me it will take some time. But I am thinking how much time does it really take. I had gain 70 pounds during my pregnacy. I have a gym membership and I do pilates at the house. I am very active. But I maybe lost 15 pounds since I had my son in Dec. And 7 of that was him. I just dont know what else to do.

Nomsa - posted on 02/24/2011

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Jennifer he does, but i used to be a bombshell, but now people actually ask who is that lady when they see my then photos, no one believes that its me. And it hurts when people estimates that you are 5 or more years older than you really are. But this time around i wont just sit and blame the situation, i am walking and have not gained anything at all even though am 23 weeks pregnant.

Shannon - posted on 02/24/2011

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I would lay on the floor on my back and put my son on my shins and go up and down with my legs for hours. I think that could have helped me lose the weight so quickly. I was always looking for simple exercise to do with him to make it like we were doing it together. He helped me gain the weight, he can help me take it off.

Samantha - posted on 02/24/2011

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Kimberly: I do understand where you are coming from! All my access weight in right in my tummy, so I do jiggle too! Drives me crazy!!! I have an elliptical runner, but it is in the garage the only place it would fit) and with it being below freezing I won't go out and use it. My hubby doesn't help much either. He comments on the stretch marks and tells me I need to get active again. I always respond with "Duh!" Like I need him pointing out to me I am bigger than I have ever been! The only clothes that fit are things I bought throughout pregnancy. I really need to find moms close to me who want to get fit. It sucks only having friends online!!! =-)

Kimberly - posted on 02/24/2011

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Nomsa: I know the feeling but its more like i'm harder on myself than anything

Samantha: I wished thats all I gained lol and the fact i got toxemia with both kids didnt help any...my grand total being over 100 lbs with each kid and only losing bout 65 n waterweight each...Yea...Talk about DEPRESSING...Ur the opposite of me, I'd rather b indoors exercising (which is y i want a treadmill really bad)...There's no way I could b seen n public jiggling (i'm fat, everything jiggles when i make an attempt at jogging)...Fat people already get made fun of n I do not want to contribute to a reason for them to continue to do so lol

Samantha - posted on 02/24/2011

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I started at 125, gained 35 pounds with my first (put me at 160), lost 15 the day she was born and held on to the last 20 until I got pregnant again. Now I have had #2, and am sitting at 150! I exclusively breastfeed (did with #1 too) and am impatiently waiting for the warm weather to get here so we can get active again. I think all of my problem is I don't get out of the house and HATE exercising at home. I can't wait to see my pre first pregnancy jeans again!

Jennifer - posted on 02/24/2011

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Nomsa, you should have all of your husband's attention. You're the mother of his child!! According to my husband, there is nothing sexier than a woman who cares for her family. Perhaps your husband just needs some reminding!

Nomsa - posted on 02/24/2011

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Kimberly. Am so jealous, i actually stopped reading these posts. I have gained 20 kg and fell pregnant again before loosing any, i so hope one day i will loose it all and gain my husband`s attention.

Kimberly - posted on 02/23/2011

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To all those who actually lost the weight, Yall make me sick (and incredibly jealous) lol...I have yet to lose the weight and feel as if i've actually gained...Of course goin from a working mom to a stay at home mom seems to have alot to do with it too...Hopefully I can get my act together and lose it...Until then, I'm just gnna keep hating on the ones who have beat me to it :)

Sarah-Anne - posted on 02/23/2011

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i started at 134lb, dropped to 119 due to morning sickness in less than a week from when it started, got up to 161 on the day i was induced (she was finally squeezed out two days later). i pumped and bottle fed, so i was constantly eating, but dropped into the 140s. i dried up when she was 8 months, but didn't quit the eating. when i hit 164 i freaked out. this was November 2009. my daughter started walking two weeks later at 8 months 9 days old. her being more active helped a lot. once spring came and the snow went, we walked 1 to 5 miles a day and i cut back on the snacking. i was able to fit into a size 4 dress for my friends' wedding in October 2010. I am now hovering between 119 & 126 pounds and wearing a size 2. it took about 14 total months and i'm now smaller than i was when i started college. i never dieted. i never had anything "light", "lite", or "diet". no fake sugar stuff. no 100 cal packs. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies. whole grains. skim milk. regular yogurt (which is 98% fat free already). at least 50% of all the food i ate were carbs. kept me fuller longer. if i wanted something fried, i had it, but not everyday or even every week. once my daughter go really active, i usually only was able to eat during nap time unless my husband was home. i had an instant breakfast mixed with skim milk every morning along with cereal/milk or grapenuts/yogurt or eggs. this helped keep me going thru until 3 or 4 when my husband got home from work. it also helps when a child gets older and starts eating normal people food instead of baby food or bottles etc. you don't have to make two completely different meals.

Carolyn - posted on 02/23/2011

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well to answer your actual question ;) my sister in law said she lost a good amount of her weight once she stopped breastfeeding. She said it just started falling off because she didnt feel so ravenous wanting to eat all the time.

Im not much help personally since we are still nursing and sitting at about 15lbs left to go . Gained 60. Lost 26lbs the day of delivery, then gained 6 more the first few weeks because i was STARVING ( felt like it anyways) hit up weight watchers, lost over 20 lbs but have been bad since xmas LOL. gotta get my ass in gear ....

but i have heard many women say they held on to alot of the weight while nursing and shed upon weaning. but have also heard some who gained after weaning.

Shannon - posted on 02/23/2011

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I put on about 60 lbs during my pregnancy and lost all of the weight by the time my son was 3 months old. I didnt really exercise and ate whatever I wanted. Im afraid that it wont be so easy the next time, but in no hurry to find out.

Monica - posted on 02/23/2011

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I put on roughly 30lbs during my pregnancy and when my son was born I lost all that 30 or close to it when I delivered him, but thats because he was a 10lbs baby, lol...

Line - posted on 02/23/2011

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i gained 32 pounds total. i did not breastfeed. after labour i had already lost 19 pounds and 1 week later (not joking) i had lost 35 pounds. in one week i was so lucky

Jennifer - posted on 02/23/2011

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With my daughter, I started out at 111 pounds and was at 132 pounds the day I had her. A week later I was down to 108 pounds and 2 weeks after that I was down to 102. We EBF and she weaned herself at 3.5 yrs.

Now with my son (6.5 years later) I started at 111 pounds and was at 139 pounds the day I delivered. He's 5 months old now and I fluctuate between 116 and 119 pounds. I think part of the difference is that my daughter was born in the summer so I was more active than I've been with my son who was born mid-September. I'm hoping to shed the last 5 or so pounds this summer. We're also EBF and will be introducing solids in a few weeks.

Kara - posted on 02/23/2011

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Oh Kayleigh, I'm so sorry you feel that way. My weight loss was slow/gradual. First, I had to heal from my c-section and then work on nursing (which I did for 6 months until my son wanted more more more and I couldn't produce what he demanded). Walking was my best friend - not only did it get my out of our 2 bedroom apartment, but I felt so much better, even if it was just around the block. When my son turned 5 months I started a 'Music Together' class with him. 10 weeks of music, instruments, dancing around, etc. Not only did it lift my spirits (to socialize with other mom & dads), but it was fun for both of us (even at his tiny age). He's about to turn 2 and we still do the classes. Sounds like you need an outlet to help you get your mind off your weight and onto your lovely lil' girl.

Kayleigh - posted on 02/22/2011

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its funny that everyone say bfing makes you lose weight so much, b/c I EBF and have put on quite a bit of weight since my daughter was born... im convinced its bc she CONSTANTLY wants to eat and wont sleep unless she is on me, so I might as well be bed ridden. its effing horrible :(
I never get to leave the house... I barely get to eat food bc she occupies all of my time... but somehow I've gained like 20 lbs minimum since she was born, on top of the 35 lbs that I gained durring the pregnancy... I feel like such a cow :(

Kara - posted on 02/22/2011

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My starting weight was 118lbs, end weight was 155lbs when I delivered my son in April. I didn't diet, or exercise to return to my original weight. I walked, breastfed and walked some more. I didn't fixate on my weight either...I just wanted to enjoy my son, enjoy the outdoors and let nature takes its course.

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I lost all ofmine plus another 10+lbs while my daughter was still EBF. I had to eat tons to put some weight back on.

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