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Expressing Milk for Weight Loss?


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#1 AinokoAna

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

I'm not breastfeeding, but I was wondering if anyone purges calories this way? My doctor said you can burn like 400-600 calories breastfeeding a day (20 calories burned per 1 oz of milk produced).. and since us new moms can't workout until 6 weeks postpartum, I was wondering about everyone's opinion on this? Really curious to hear about it. 

 

Sorry if it's TMI..

My breasts are super sore so I only express a little to relieve the pain and I can't decide if I'm gonna let the milk dry up or express for a while until I can work out.  :huh: 
 


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#2 FIGHT4IT

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

I still breast feed my almost 8 month old and I'd be lying if this wasn't part of the reason why. Your milk can decrease if you starve yourself. I haven't had issues with it, but I didn't start for a while. The weight really does come off quickly at first. I love it!
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#3 AinokoAna

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:38 PM

Sounds like heaven. I just bought a manual pump (I suck at using my hands), and it came with a measurement cup. I'm excited to try it out and see how it helps. :)


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#4 Mïś§ Ůşěď

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

Breastfeeding was probably the main reason I lost al 60lbs I gained in pregnancy during my first 9 months post part.... the burning of calories was a big reason I chose to Breastfeeding.
And then the downward spiral began
I knew it was real
Because I could not unthink it
I could not stand still to make it stop

#5 Mummyflubber

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:03 PM

I'm EBF and so far weight loss is going okay, but not magically fast or anything. Still, it can't hurt. And if you can produce a decent amount of milk you can donate it to your local neonatal intensive care unit (or maybe in your case to the adoptive family of your daughter).
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#6 1950s girl

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:45 AM

im still breast feeding n lost all my baby fat my baby is s year old n still feeding she has fresh fish n veg great diet. i kerp feeding her coz im loseing more wieght im worried if i stop ill get fat or it means she dsnt need me anymore so whats left to keep me on this fucked up world

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

Well im not gonna lie..... i EBF for 4 then 6 months with my 2 and it def DID NOT work for me.......  I was like a starving hungry animal craving stodgy food all the time.  Weight came off me when I stopped xx


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#8 fatcat

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

It worked for me! I breastfed my kids a year each and easily lost weight that way. But I also walked at least 2 hours a day while on maternity leave. I didnt eat very much either as I had lost my appetite (after my second). I have been gaining weight since I stopped breastfeeding, but I also walk a lot less (went back to work  ) and I am always hungry, so it is harder to control what I take in...


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#9 fatcat

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

Also, I forgot to say, I had to stop breastfeeding because I wasnt producing anymore milk, maybe because I wasnt eating enough...so be careful to properly nourish yourself while breastfeeding!!


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#10 scarhen1124

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:46 PM

I pumped for a while because my daughter had latching problems. I kept it up as long as I could for the purpose of weight loss. I lost 15lbs my first week out of the hospital, and I am fairly certain BF is why. I hated it, though, and found that it made me ravenous, and it was simply too much work to pump every two hours. I had a stubborn 5lbs I wanted to lose to get back to 100, and interestingly enough it came off within a week of quitting pumping, which I've heard is a common thing. Kudos to you moms who can keep it up...it is so good for baby.


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