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Weight watchers and nursing
by MumB
April 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM
Is weight watchers safe to do while nursing? I really don't want to lose my milk but need to lose the weight!! Has anyone done it?... And does it work? Thx!

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  • Precious333
    April 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM
    I believe that there aremany moms here who have. I hd taken dairy and gluten out of our diet because I suspected an intolerance from my oldest child and put everyone on that diet and the weight just shed off. I kept in lots of protein, nuts and seeds, eggs and oils, fruits and veggies and I feel great and my supply has not been effected one bit. I have a 19 month old that nurses more than he eats solids (some days he just wants to nurse and has barely eaten any solids and hes a chunly monkey lol).
  • SMDufour
    April 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    I do weight watchers and I nurse.  I have not had a decrease in supply either.  What happens is, you get about 14 extra points to consume per day due to the fact that you are nursing.  I lose about 1 lb a week, maybe a bit less.  So it's a slow process but that's the way it needs to be in order to keep your supply safe.

  • gdiamante
    April 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    They have a specific program for nursing moms. BEST thing out there.

  • EthansMomma129
    April 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM
    Thats what iv wondered as im nursing twins i know that id need more points but not sure how many extra?
  • sofia0587
    April 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM
    This!

    Quoting gdiamante:

    They have a specific program for nursing moms. BEST thing out there.

  • shelley11709
    April 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM
    I've been doing weight watchers for almost 3 months now and. No problems with supply. Depending on your weight they give you a certain amount of points a day plus extra weekly points. I think I started off with 45 pts a day and 49 extra a week. Sometimes it feels like a lot that I have to get in! If I use about half of the weekly pts I lose the recommended amount. If I stick to just the daily I lose too quickly.
    I think it's a good program to go with. Simple and stress free
  • MumB
    by MumB
    April 12, 2012 at 12:16 AM
    Sweet I'm gonna sign myself right up!! Great to know others have not had issues with their milk!! Wish me luck;) thx guys!!
  • melindabelcher
    mel
    April 12, 2012 at 3:55 AM
    Yep great program did it After my first and second kiddos. Can't afford it this time around
  • MumB
    by MumB
    April 12, 2012 at 5:11 AM
    That's great! How much did u lose if u don't mind me asking? And how quickly? I'm just wondering if it's worth it;) thx


    Quoting melindabelcher:

    Yep great program did it After my first and second kiddos. Can't afford it this time around

  • melindabelcher
    mel
    April 12, 2012 at 5:36 AM
    I lost about 20lbs both times. Averaging 1-2 lbs a week. You really dont want to lose more rapidly then that. I think the concepts are kind of common sense but the meetings and support are very helpful and help encourage to stay on track.

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