Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Losing Battle

I need to lose weight.

No kidding, you're probably thinking, you did just have 2 babies, after all.

The problem is I was pretty overweight when I finally conceived the twins. Four years of trying to conceive a sticky pregnancy, five losses, and numerous rounds of infertility drugs had packed on a good 50 pounds onto my frame.

As of right now, I've lost all the weight I put on while pregnant with the twins, plus 3 pounds. I'm super happy about that, as it's about 58 pounds that are gone! Sadly, most of my pre-pregnancy clothes don't fit, as I've got quite a bit of toning that needs to be done.

My new goal is to lose another 50 pounds.

I was loosely following the we.ight wa.tchers for breastfeeding mom's plan. Loosely, because it's for breastfeeding one baby, not two! The weight was coming off at a safe rate, roughly 1 to 2 pounds a week for the last 8 weeks.

Over the last 2 weeks, though, it seems that my milk supply is starting to wane...

I don't want to gain weight, but I sure don't want to risk losing my supply!

Anyone have any suggestions for how to keep my supply up, but still lose weight? Is it even possible or am I fighting a losing battle?


  1. Don't do too much. Aim for 1/2 pound per week while you are breastfeeding. You should be adding at least 7 points to your normal point allowance. Add 9 points to your mormal allwance so you only loose 1/2 per week.
    This what an expert stated.

    Healthy baby, healthy weight loss

    What is "too exuberant"? If you're losing too much weight, says Miller-Kovach, it will affect your milk production, which could affect your baby's health. She says: "An average loss of 500g per week can successfully achieve weight loss without affecting the quantity or quality of milk."

    Too much excersise can effect your supply as well.

  2. Unfortunately, with my bigger kids, I could never find a good balance between weight loss and milk supply. I really had to walk a fine line.

  3. I was on weight watchers while breastfeeding and they give extra points to nursing moms so you don't lose weight too rapidly. I never really lost all of the weight until I stopped nursing, though.