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Doctor said if I didn't lose baby weight in the first 6 months postpartum

  1. Mrs. Stroller

    blogger / nectarine / 2010 posts

    I think you need a new doctor. Seriously. Breastfeeding moms often keep an extra 10 pounds on until they wean. The only reason you'll be overweight later in life is if you are sedentary and make poor nutrition choices. Period.

  2. Mrs. Pen

    blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts

    @Mrs. Stroller: well , she said it's her OB not pcp. She also said it was something she just said nonchalantly toward the end of the appt.

  3. pastemoo

    cantaloupe / 6146 posts

    @Mrs. Stroller: She lost the weight! (By 8 months, which I think is better for you anyway). And I agree, some weight is milk and related reserves for making milk. I didn't realize the thread was 2 months old when I revived it--oops!

  4. Mrs. Stroller

    blogger / nectarine / 2010 posts

    @pastemoo: haha, oops, me neither! I was so surprised by the comment made by a doctor to a thin woman who exercises and watches what she eats that I too quick to respond

  5. Mrs. Stroller

    blogger / nectarine / 2010 posts

    And on that note, I gotta get off the computer and out for a run with my baby

  6. erwoo

    pomegranate / 3053 posts

    Wow, interesting! I wonder if the weight gained before pregnancy and after breastfeeding counts? Because technically I've lost both of my pregnancy weights for both pregnancies. But I'm still 20 lbs over what I used to be. Not overweight, but not my ideal weight.


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