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mamamiame Wed 25-Oct-17 23:10:49

Hey ladies

I’m writing here after googling for a VERY long time.
So here is my story.
I’m 22
I gained 25kgs in the last 3 months of my pregnancy
My baby is 14 months old
I am 72kgs
I need to go back to being 50kgs if I don’t want a divorce, depression, leaving uni and all that stuff
I’m still breastfeeding
I’ve worked out that I need 1200 calories to lose 1kg a week

Now my question is, I’ve heard that losing weight fast send a lot of toxins in the breast milk... with all the above info do you guys think if I eat the above mentioned will my van be effected because of toxins in the milk?

ANY help will be appreciated... I’m really desperate and need help so bad.sad

19lottie82 Mon 13-Nov-17 17:20:55

1200 calories is not enough when you’re breastfeeding, not even close.

BestZebbie Mon 13-Nov-17 17:24:30

Why would not being 50kg lead to a divorce and leaving uni?
Are you, in seriousness, worried that your DH would throw you and your 14 month old child out, causing you to drop out of education, if you don't lose weight down to a fairly svelte figure?
If so, it might be more useful to gather advice about that...

ownedbySWD Mon 13-Nov-17 17:32:07

I think the toxins theory is full of crap. Breast milk filters out all sorts of things, including medication and alcohol (dose dependent obvs) and a woman's body is meant to bulk up during pregnancy in order to have a back up supply of calories during feeding. Losing weight during breastfeeding is normal. It.may not happen for everyone, not at the same rate, but it isn't dangerous!

Your reasons for losing weight, however, are slightly concerning. Your DH would kick you out.for.not being slim?

garethsouthgatesmrs Wed 29-Aug-18 00:22:39

1200 is too few. I am losing wirght using a calorie counting app and breastfeeding. I started by taking in 220p (bear in mind I am very tall) j lost roughly a pound a wek for about 4 weeks but then I stopped losing so I reduced to 2100 then 2000 etc. This was as baby was eating more food and feeding less. If I was not breastfeeding I would need about 1650 to lose 1lb a week.

Use an app but a bit of trial and improvement as you don't want your milk or your baby to be affected.

If your partner would leave you if you don't lose weight you need help with that not weight loss.

garethsouthgatesmrs Wed 29-Aug-18 00:24:20

Also 1kg a week weight loss is a little bit too much really.

garethsouthgatesmrs Wed 29-Aug-18 00:25:12

Sorry just seen this is an old thread. Hope you are ok now

Kilara Fri 16-Nov-18 00:38:29

I agree, many women lose weight during breastfeeding but its amount can vary greatly in case of any certain woman.

NeonSun Fri 16-Nov-18 02:07:06

Gaining weight during pregnancy is a typical thing for many women, you shouldn't be so frustrated about this, it's a normal situation! And you'll lose it of course but it'll take time. Very fast weight loss is a myth usually represented by celebrities in popular magazines, in real life it takes loner time, at least half a year and even more because it really depends on many things. And a loving husband should understand this and be supportive too.
You can start your weight loss journey during breastfeeding, however not methods are ok for you now, be careful with not harming your baby.
I recommend you such natural and safe tips for losing weight:
- drink 8 cups of water every day
- eat a healthy diet which should consist from fruits, vegetables, lean protein and healthy fat food
- make regurarly cardio and weight-bearing exercises
- try to sleep enough every night

Also if even after a half a year you don't notice any progress, than it can be a problem with your hormones , it happens often during/after pregnancy too. The main ones in this case are low thyroid, estrogen, testosterone and insulin resistance.

Gotleib Mon 11-Nov-19 12:49:28

There are all kinds of myths about exercise and breastfeeding. I was still running and exercising through both pregnancies, HIIT and kettlebells, swinging kettlebells in my due date. I had three weeks off post labour both times and then built back up fairly quickly. I breast fed both my children until they were over 2 yrs old and personally felt the hormones made we retain weight, as I lost weight both times after stopping breast feeding, but all was good as I was happy with my body both ways. If you know and respect your body then trust how you feel.

The only issues I had with breastfeeding and exercising was on a long run my boobs would fill up and become a bit uncomfortable (that was just a time thing) and if I exercised more and ate less, I would produce slightly less or slightly less fatty milk ( could tell by the colour and wateriness of the milk) so I would combination feed if that was the case (but once you start weaning that’s not really an issue).

Both my children are healthy and have never really been ill, never had antibiotics. They are 7 and 4.

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