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Whining about weaning, the weight gain – Rookie Moms

by Vaibhav Sharda

I recently weaned my little boy and it’s been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Yes, I’d weaned him to sleep with a bottle, but I absolutley didn’t expect this! Going through weaning is an emotional roller coaster. It’s exciting watching him start to transition from one stage to another, but I’ve also had to deal with a lot of he questions and anxiety from others.

This is a short introduction to a blog post that deals with a common issue that is faced by many young mothers when they are weaning their baby – the weight gain.  The writer of this blog post is named  Robee (not her real name but similar to what her real name will be).  She is a mother of a baby girl.  Robee is a regular blogger and is currently writing a series of posts about weaning as a baby.  This is the first of these blogs and it should only take under 10 minutes to read.  Her aim is to help new mothers reduce the amount of weight they gain when they are weaning.  She hopes that her story will help other mothers

If you’re having a baby and you’re not a supermodel, chances are you’re going to gaining weight. Whether you’re breast feeding or bottle feeding, or just carrying around your newborn, chances are you’re going to gain weight. Newborns can eat anywhere from 6 to 22 ounces of formula per feeding. No matter what you do, there is no quick way to lose the weight – which is why most weight loss programs don’t work.

On Twitter the other day, I was kvetching about how my midsection is growing as my rings are loosening. What’s going on?

Annie from PhD in Parenting offered her wonderfully geektastic evaluation of the caloric and nursing roller coaster, knowing I had just weaned. I enjoyed reading her math-heavy study and wanted to share it, even if she doesn’t explain why the stomach is abundant but the fingers are boney. I must have consumed an extra 230,000 calories in the last year, and I need to develop some new behaviors.

stats on weight gain and calories for breastfeeding

Is anybody else’s paunch expanding as the rest of their body shrinks?

Although weaning your baby off breastmilk might be one of the most exciting milestones in your life, it can also be one of the most challenging ones. Weaning is important because breastmilk is essential for the healthy growth of your baby. However, for many new moms, weaning can be a very stressful and anxiety-provoking experience.. Read more about gaining weight after breastfeeding and let us know what you think.

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