Many of you nursing mamas know how hard it is to lose weight without compromising your milk. Every time after baby I deal with the emotional rollercoaster of trying to lose the baby weight but making sure I’m consuming enough calories to maintain a healthy milk supply. I have to be honest, sometimes I get so impatient about the weight loss that I almost consider being done with nursing all together. Thank goodness my husband is there to remind me of how much I’m going to miss nursing my baby if I impulsively quit all because I can’t fit in my size 5 jeans.
So I’m here to tell you that I know EXACTLY what you’re going through right now. Just trust me, with a little patience and dedication you CAN lose the weight AND nurse your baby.
I put together all the meals that I ate that helped me lose weight while still nursing my baby. Here are my pics after baby number 4! The before picture was taken 6 months after baby. I wanted to give myself plenty of time to relax and indulge before changing anything up. Remember, PATIENCE! The hormones in our bodies after giving birth need a chance to stabalize. You need to focus on getting your baby to sleep so that you can get some sleep, a very important component to weight loss. Just slow down and take this one step at a time. There is no rush. Enjoy your baby and your food, and get as much rest as you can. Then once you feel like you’re in a good routine with your new baby, THEN is when you can start to focus on increasing your physical activity as well as cutting back on certain foods.
The after picture was taken when my baby turned one. I know that is not what you were hoping for. We all want that quick fix, but really, you need to give yourself at least a year. It took you 9 months to grow that baby, now you need to give yourself plenty of time to shrink back to your prepregnancy body.
In the mean time I would recommend investing in a few body shapers. This will help you feel a little more confident in your clothes. There’s nothing worse than feeling your stretched out belly jiggle when you walk. It not only feels nice to have everything held in nice and snug, but it’s nice when you can smooth out your mid section a little. My favorite body shaper is.
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UPDATE: I’m still nursing my baby and he just turned 3.
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