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    Default Weight GAIN while b/f - WTF??!

    So I weighed myself this morning and have put ON 3.5kg whilst b/feeding....I was always told you lose weight really fast, not gain.

    I'm shattered and embarrassed quite frankly, as it just adds to the excess baby weight I have to lose anyway

    Am I the only one to gain weight while b/feeding??! I know I'm eating for Melbourne (I'm SO hungry all the time) but still....

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    Certainly not the only one!!

    My 2nd bub is 13 months, bf still, and only now am I starting to put a dent in my baby and bf fat!!

    I was always worried about too much exercise affecting milk, not enough nutrition to keep my milk and I was just hungry!!!

    Def not alone!!

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    I havent gained but I certainly havent lost any. I lost 19kg initially after the birth, but that was 3 months ago...

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    It might be your diet and also how much are you breast feeding? I know with my son I ate so much food that even with breastfeeding there was no way I would burn enough to lose. If you want to actively lose weight while breastfeeding you still need to watch your diet but just allow an extra 300 to 500 calories. My daughter is 8 months and I have been more cautious with food choices and done moderate exercise and the weight has come off really easily.

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    Still feeding 6-8 per day, but have to start weaning in next few weeks sadly.

    I was eating WAY too much for the first few months, I know that for a fact : but for the past 2mths I've been trying to eat in moderation, but I'm so damn hungry all the time.

    I also wasn't allowed to run until this week (twisted pelvis during labour) so I'm hoping it does start to drop off now that I can start raising a sweat. I guess I'm just hoping I wasn't the only one in this situation when everyone says 'weight just falls off' when b/f....yeah right!

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    I'm the same; I find it incredibly difficult to lose weight while breast-feeding, and if I'm not really, really careful I will put it on.

    I figure it's some kind of caveman survival instinct my body has to hold onto every. single. damn. calorie.

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    just make sure that you don't eat low fat type foods, like diet yoghurts etc. The fats in dairy, nuts, avocado and meats have loads of essential goodies for breast milk, plus they are satisfying so you usually eat less

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