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Did you gain when you stopped BF?

I was EBF and was taking off some weight. Not sure how much was just from regular initial weight loss after giving birth vs. breastfeeding. I just want to know what to expect. Did you gain any weight when you stopped BF, were you at a plateau or did you still seem to take some more weight off?
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Re: Did you gain when you stopped BF?

  • Some people actually lose weight when they stop breastfeeding.  It's really different for everyone.  
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  • I gained about 11 kilos in total and lost most of it at birth and the first week ( i was pumped up with fluids) but then breast feeding hadnt made me lose the last 4 kilos which i still carry around now at 2 months post partum although i exclusively breast feed pretty much. Am hoping they will drop off once i stop nursing
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  • I don't feel like I lost anything due to BFing. In fact once I finished BFing 10lbs dropped off within like 2 weeks without me trying anything or dieting. I couldn't believe it. I do think it's a myth that you're just going to drop lbs upon lbs just bc you BF. Your body needs to hold on to aome fat atores to feed that milk factory...
  • I couldn't lose the last five pounds until I stopped breastfeeding, then it came right off. 
    Same. My doctor said that my body was most likely holding on to some excess water to help with bf. After I stopped, my rings finally fit again and I dropped the last few pounds. 
  • I have been BFing for 8 weeks and I have lost pregnancy weight and some extra pounds. Definitely don't want to stop BF because I'm scared im going to pick up weight
  • I couldn't lose the last five pounds until I stopped breastfeeding, then it came right off. 

    With my first, this exactly. I know several other mom friends that have had the same experience as well.
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