Breastfeeding and Weight Gain

Updated: Aug 16, 2020

Breastfeed they said. You'll lose weight they said. Well, they were right. At least in my case. I did lose weight quickly, almost immediately actually, after having Stella. I was breastfeeding like a mother and the weight just came off! I was super shocked at how quick. I was eating all of the time and drinking a ton of water. I started exercising as soon as I felt good enough to, but even still, I was in great shape even if I took a long lapse from my work out regime. And why is that? Well, besides exercising my entire life and continuing to do so while pregnant, (click the link for the program I did), breastfeeding helps you burn up to 500 calories a day! Yes, you read that right. So, why did I start gaining weight all of the sudden?