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Is breastfeeding stopping me losing the last half stone?

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magpie24 Thu 07-Mar-19 09:27:47

DD is now 3 and a bit months and EBF and I've managed to lose most of the 3 stone I put on during pregnancy. I'm now stuck with around half a stone to lose to be back at my pre-pregnancy weight. I just don't seem to be able to shift it. Could my body be clinging onto a bit of weight for breastfeeding? I'm impatient for all of my clothes to comfortably fit again although I'm totally aware that I might have unreasonable expectations!

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mondaysaturday Thu 07-Mar-19 22:29:29

I'm convinced that the "breastfeeding makes you lose weight" stuff is bollocks. I'm definitely in the same boat. I put on half a stone while breastfeeding - I was constantly starving with this raging kind of aggressive hunger where I felt like I had to eat or I'd lose my mind.

I didn't start losing weight until about eight months postpartum when I cut down to two or three feeds a day, but that's because that almost primal, horrible gnawing hunger subsided.

OwlinaTree Fri 08-Mar-19 23:07:15

That was me! Couldn't lose the last bit till I stopped feeding completely.

alwaysthinkingofsleep Fri 08-Mar-19 23:11:04

I lost my whole losing that much in 3 & a bit months is a LOT! I lost all weight, 28 lbs in 4 months, whilst ebf without dieting. This is not a boast, I believe it was in part through sheer exhaustion!! I'm sure you'll get there but it is v early days

Falafel19 Sat 09-Mar-19 00:46:25

While I don't believe that breastfeeding makes everyone lose weight always I think it's not necessarily to blame for the remaining weight yet. Your baby is still quite young, 9 months on 9 months off is very true! Takes me 8-12 months to look/feel normal.

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