I have an almost 9 month old and joined Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago. I can't believe I did, I have never been a dieter (or needed to do so) but I am frustrated with these 20 lbs just lingering, and heard that it works well for nursing moms because it adds calories to help you maintain supply.
I might have lost a pound or two (don't have a scale!) but my supply has plummeted. I work part time and used to pump 10-14 ounces during my 9 hours away from her and now I pump 5-8 ounces. My breasts are never "full" anymore, even before her middle of the night feed. I know it could be due to teething, solids, hormonal stuff (my AF came back at 6 weeks PP so that's not new!) but I am worried that this calorie restrictive diet has impacted my supply. I had to supplement all week, a sad first for us.
If this is the case, can I get my supply back up by adding calories? I obviously can wait to shed these pounds and regret trying if this is what happens!
Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions.