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Breastfeeding Melissa_15 Due May 11 (girl); Iowa 190 posts
6th Jan '13

I've heard that breastfeeding burns calories and helps lose baby weight quicker. Do you still get the same results if you're using a pump rather than actually breastfeeding? I would assume so but I wondered if anyone knew for sure.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
6th Jan '13

BFing/pumping did nothing for my weight loss.

Chellie Due September 19 (boy); 2 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4267 posts
6th Jan '13

It helped a lot with my first but not so much this time around. Baby is close to 6 months and I still have 10lbs or so to get back where I was before I got pregnant with him. I got back to what I was by 7 months pp with my oldest then got pregnant haha.

C.xox-mama Due October 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; St Thomas, Ontario 1365 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting Melissa_15:" I've heard that breastfeeding burns calories and helps lose baby weight quicker. Do you still get the ... [snip!] ... results if you're using a pump rather than actually breastfeeding? I would assume so but I wondered if anyone knew for sure."



it helped me :) i do both though

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28782 posts
6th Jan '13

It doesn't work for everyone. I didn't lose any with my first from breastfeeding but I lost a few pounds from breastfeeding my second. Yes you would be getting the same results if you pump as much as you would if nursing on demand but its not a guarantee you will lose weight so do not get discouraged.

BeccaSauraus 1 child; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1866 posts
6th Jan '13

I'm like 3 lbs from pre pregnancy weight at 9 days pp, I breastfeed.

Dana +4 4 kids; Ontario 951 posts
6th Jan '13

I lost all my baby weight in the first month with my first. But I also ate Really healthy. Didnt do anything with the others..

2happy 50 kids; North Carolina 14739 posts
6th Jan '13

I gained 9 pounds this pregnancy. I am bf and I'm down 21 pounds in 11 days. I notice I'm mre tired/thirtsty/hungry then I was after my first son.

Maddie&Mel 18 kids; Des Moines, Iowa 2373 posts
7th Jan '13

I have heard about the weight loss but I think it depends on the person but I do know for sure that it helps your uterus go back into place faster..

Blah blah F-U 50 kids; Illinois 4222 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Melissa_15:</b>" I've heard that breastfeeding burns calories and helps lose baby weight quicker. Do you still get the ... [snip!] ... results if you're using a pump rather than actually breastfeeding? I would assume so but I wondered if anyone knew for sure."</blockquote>




Bf does wonders by the 5 day after my daughter my stomach was flat again by 6 months all the baby weight was gone and my stomach looks like if I worked out