I find it so sad and frustrating that society has put such pressure on moms to lose the weight so quickly. I found out with my first that my supply suffered terribly if I cut calories or worked out beyond walking. I had to swallow my pride and be heavier then I wanted for a year so that I could nurse my baby when all the other new moms around me were congratulating each other on their great looking bodies.
I just wish society valued and understood what being a new mom truly means. It isn't about looking fantastic in post baby pics, but about nurturing yourself and your baby and not having to put extra stress on you and your family to reach some idea of perfection.