Hi, I just read your message. I am also nursing and trying to lose weight. I just started a Mommy Team for Moms who are trying to do both. Kind of a support system.
My suggestion for keeping your milk supply is simple... When I feel like my milk is low I will breast feed my daughter first and then pump the rest right away. This makes my body feel like it needs to make more milk and my milk increases.
I am also balancing diet and exercise which is tricky with my milk. I really need to eat enough calories to balance my intense work outs. I so spin class and dance. I try to eat about 2500 - 3000 calories a day and I work out 3 times a week. I have been losing about 1-2 lbs a week. My daughter still gets breast milk exclusively. We will be introducing solids soon but I plan to breast feed over a year so I am also trying to keep up my milk supply.
Join my new group. Maybe we can get a bunch of people striving for the same thing and we can support each other.
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4/18/12 3:26 P
This is my first time in here, so I think I'll introduce myself. I have 4 kids, my youngest is 4 months old and nursing exclusively. I plan on starting him on solids the first part of May. I have nursed all of my kids, but usually have to stop because my milk supply dries up. I have never logged my food eaten, or counted my calories while nursing for 2 reasons, 1- I'm afraid I'll loose my supply and 2- I've never really tried to loose my pregnancy weight while nursing. I need to figure something out though and loose some weight so I feel better about me. I've been under a lot of stress since my lo was born, and I turned to my comfort food to deal with it and in the last 3 months have gained 10-15 pounds. I know what I'm doing is wrong and its adding to the stress I'm dealing with. I need to find something else to deal with the stress, and the first part of it is committing myself to do it. I just want to know if anyone here has noticed a decrease in milk supply when they are working out and watching what they are eating. I know I can't cut too many calories, but I'm sure I'm eating way outside what I should be consuming right now also. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Thanks much!
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