Re: Can't lose this weght!!
I was in your same boat until around 8-9 months. I had also gained almost 55 lbs during pregnancy. Despite exclusively BFing, the weight just sat there.... Until a few months ago. My baby ate no solids until about a week ago, so for me I think it was the fact that my body had to produce ALL of the calories to feed a 20 lb human being. I was constantly thirsty and hungry with my body's attempt to feed me and my child. I ate, ate, ate so much during this time (like 5-6 solid meals plus dessert a day). This just melted all the pounds away. I did not exercise during this time. Now at 1 year, I am VERY happy to be at 2 lbs lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight and fitting into my college clothes. If it were not for BF, I would probably be about 40 lbs heavier for life.
So my advice is to keep at it, don't force the solids. I'll be cheering for you!
Last edited by @llli*greatestjoy; January 25th, 2012 at 01:41 PM.
DS born 2/11: EBF for 11 months, BF for 4 years
DD born 11/14: came to the hospital crowning, had her the old fashioned way, EBF for almost 3 months and counting
Looking to adopt a toddler internationally in the next year or so...