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How to lose weight while bf?

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aamia Thu 25-Oct-12 14:54:10

I've been told to eat at least 1800 calories to keep up milk supply. Not losing much weight at all sticking to that sad. Only 9lb to lose but that's a clothes size and I'm fed up of wearing the same pair of jeans over and over again!

aamia Thu 25-Oct-12 14:54:52

So - ideas anyone?

Milkybrew Thu 25-Oct-12 14:57:12

Breastfeeding itself helped me to loose most of my weight, but the last stubborn 8lbs just didn't shift. The week my DD weaned that weight just fell off!

bramblina Thu 25-Oct-12 14:59:00

I ate exactly what I wasnted while bfing- and more- and the weight just dropped off! I went smaller than I had ever been in my adult life, and w=this was all while eating cakes, sweets, crisps, on top of ordinary food (I was constantly ravenous) so perhaps it's just our luck- or none of it...? How old is your dc?

aamia Thu 25-Oct-12 16:12:00

Hi my DS is 6 weeks old. I have lost exactly 1lb in those 6 weeks!

MikeOxardForHalloween Fri 26-Oct-12 12:55:10

Losing weight works on exactly the same principle whether bf or not. If you aren't losing weight on 1800cals a day then you either need to eat fewer calories or do more exersize. Milk supply is not linked to mother's calorie intake, and there certainly is no magic number of 1800 calories being needed to bf. Whoever told you that was probably well meaning, but totally misinformed.

ppeatfruit Fri 26-Oct-12 13:08:32

Look at our Paul Mckenna thread it's fantastic 'cos it's nothing about cutting intake or counting calories. Just re educating the WAY you eat It works BTW grin

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