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Thread: Breastfeeding and working full time from home - NO weight loss. TIPS?

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    Default Re: Breastfeeding and working full time from home - NO weight loss. TIPS?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*P2E View Post
    I work full time from home and I am taking care of our 4 month old all day with no help. My husband works until 6 and goes to the gym, getting home at 8 and is upset I do not work out right now and have not lost anymore baby weight. My day consists of taking care of baby, working 8-5 and taking care of every thing at home. My husband doesn't help with anything unless I complain. I have had mastitis 4 times now in both breasts. I am eating as healthy as I can, if I don't eat enough I don't produce enough milk.

    How do you all find balance and the ability to lose the baby weight?
    Some women are fortunate to lose all their baby weight within the first month or two of breastfeeding. I gained 27lbs and lost about 20lbs in the hospital. I started working out right after my 6 week checkup. I have been breastfeeding my baby girl now for almost 3 months and have yet to lose the last 7lbs. So I asked my doctor and lactation consultant, and they both said you lose most your weight from bf between months 4-6. So don't despair!!! You will start losing it soon!

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    Nov 2010

    Default Re: Breastfeeding and working full time from home - NO weight loss. TIPS?

    I agree with the pp that suggested that you need a long talk with your husband. If you are wanting to lose weight to feel better and destress (through exercise for example) that is one thing, but is it just because he is telling you so?

    If you want to work out on your own, can't your husband watch LO for a half hour at least while you walk around the block or something? He can come home at 7:30 instead every other day and cut short his own workout. Or you both can come up with a suitable arrangement for that. If he is not willing to give you that time, then you can tell him there's nothing you can do more than you are already doing and he needs to accept it instead of pressuring you.

    Alternatively, if you are not ready yet to devote a considerable amount of personal will power and energy to losing weight, you could tell him you will do so, but when the baby has established a more regular routine--prob. around 6 months of age or more.

    I am biased here. My experience was that my dh was incredibly inconsiderate, selfish and distant to me and my LO for the first 3 months of her life and he didn't cut it out until I sat down and told him he needed to change and roll with our new life. He had to give things up too and things couldn't be just what he wanted. It was very difficult, but we got through it and now he is a wonderful considerate father. good luck to you
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