Re: The Breastfeeding Diet
every woman is different...some lose their pregnancy weight really fast...others don't. i gained 52lbs during my pregnancy ...and so far, i've lost 37lbs so far...most within the first 6 weeks after i gave birth.
dd is now 5 months old...and i still have 15lbs to go. i've noticed that by eating better, i'm able to lose about 1lb every 2 weeks or so. i haven't had the chance to exercise regularly, so i try to take the stairs at work and go for a walk during lunch. i do hope to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight before dd turns 1 year old (so i have 7 months to lost the last 15lbs).
remember, nursing mothers need about 500 extra calories. also, i've heard from some other nursing moms that weight loss is more apparent if you nurse for more than 6 months...but that just might be their experiences...like i said in the beginning, every woman is different!
Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
Lauryn Elle...January 26, 2008...7lbs 15oz, 20 inches