Baby J is here! Born on her mama's birthday.
11 pounds, 7 ounces and 23" long at birth!
I didn't. And I've actually heard the opposite, that sometimes you lose a few pounds. Evidently your body hangs onto a few in order to nourish your baby if you're starving, so when you quit BF'ing your body lets those pounds go. I learned this in my BF'ing class. I don't know how often it happens like that, but that's what she said.
I think if you're careful and mindful that your metabolism with slow a little bit, you should be ok.
kateland3:i think it can go either way. i'm hanging onto a few extra pounds (and after my stomach virus, i'm glad i was!), and i'm guessing they'll go away when i stop BFing, as long as i don't eat like i currently do
Ditto! If I kept eating as much as I am now, I'm sure I'd gain weight. But I eat the way I do to keep my supply up, so once I wean, I can cut down on the food some!