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To think that relactating might be a very good idea?

(22 Posts)
MOIST Sun 06-Nov-16 17:49:43

If I took up pumping 6 or 8 times a day.

I would not only burn off thousands of calories and lose weight but my boobs would be full and pert rather than empty husks.

Genius thinking no?

GirlInTheDirtyShirt Sun 06-Nov-16 17:51:19

By Jove, you've got it. I could eat ginormous quantities of cake while BFing and still lose weight. Plus I was a D-cup. I'm in.

MOIST Sun 06-Nov-16 17:53:21

It's brilliant isn't it. Why have I not considered this before?

BellaGoth Sun 06-Nov-16 17:58:38

I'm currently BFing 12 week old DD. I fed DS until he was 2.8 and lost 3 stone so hoping for more of the same!

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 06-Nov-16 17:59:27

I didn't lose weight BFing because I counteracted the calories burnt with vast quantities of cake angry

lionsleepstonight Sun 06-Nov-16 18:01:29

I thought this was going to be about moving house, but you were a poor speller....

BertieBotts Sun 06-Nov-16 18:01:57

Maybe you could donate the milk to a milk bank <ponders>

MOIST Sun 06-Nov-16 18:06:12

I'd probably have to give up wine to do that.

Batteriesallgone Sun 06-Nov-16 18:08:21

You have to have a nurseling under 6m old to donate normally.

But you could make hair conditioner or body butter with it. Breastmilk and coconut oil, combination beloved of fb hippy parenting groups!

MOIST Sun 06-Nov-16 18:09:38

DD is 18. That's possibly a bit late. Also I'm not sure where my pump is.

Oysterbabe Sun 06-Nov-16 18:09:38

I expressed every 3 hours for 6 months and didn't lose anything. I did use sugar in place of sleep though.

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Sun 06-Nov-16 18:14:29

If you pumped and drank your own breast milk instead of cow's milk you'd get a calorie deficit and all those lovely probiotics, so you could save on Yakukt

MrsNuckyThompson Sun 06-Nov-16 18:16:14

I didn't lose weight through breast feeding!!! My boobs went from DD to H. All in all it wasn't a good result for me. I fed for two years and things didn't improve afterwards!

Loved it and will be doing it again but not because it did me any real favours!!

Softkitty2 Sun 06-Nov-16 18:19:33

Im breaatfeeding and since I started i am constantly wearing a bra and nursing pads. Cannot wait until the baby stops bf so i can set the girls free and burn all my bra

Antifrank Sun 06-Nov-16 18:23:24

I read this as relocating

So will answer in that spirit

Yes, suggest you do it in another room

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 06-Nov-16 18:24:15

Softkitty that was my experience too. I soaked through a disposable pad in a couple of hours envy would like to use reusable pads this time, but worry I will need hundreds anyway.

YokoUhOh Sun 06-Nov-16 18:25:48

I could only eat what I wanted for the first three months of BF. I'm starting to pile it on again now...

Crunchymum Sun 06-Nov-16 18:40:34

I must be the only sucker who gained weight whilst feeding?

I still feedy 22mo now and I'm the weight I was the day after I delivered her.

Damn cake and crisps and massive portions and all the other crap I shove down my throat

Crunchymum Sun 06-Nov-16 18:41:02

Feedy = feed my

MOIST Sun 06-Nov-16 18:49:10

Actually I put on about 3 stone while breastfeeding but it counteracted the weight lost with hyperemesis.

I still think it's a goer though.

Draylon Sun 06-Nov-16 18:54:28

Definitely a plan!

I (genuinely, here!) read about relactating years ago, when my friend told me her sister could squeeze a nipple and get some creamy stuff out of it (soz) when her youngest was 5 or 6!!

But, I too, did not lose and ounce while BF my voracious DS.

Allthewaves Sun 06-Nov-16 18:56:28

I didn't loose anything until stop bf. Leaking milk everywhere, random squirting, nursing bras, the pain in the ass expressing time takes up - solid no from me

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