Rebecca Romijn gave birth to twins in December and says she gained 60 pounds during her pregnancy. Thanks to breastfeeding, she says:
“I think within the first three weeks, I took off like 35 pounds without doing anything! Breastfeeding is the very best diet I’ve been on. It’s amazing. It’s like you have to eat 5,000 extra calories a day or you can’t produce enough food for them. So, that’s been fun as well.”
Now, I’ve never breastfed twins, but I can tell you that the weight did not magically drop off my body as she is claiming!
I remember that shortly before I had my first son, I told my friend that I was definitely breastfeeding because I heard it was the secret to postpartum weight loss. Apparently, my body did not get that message. I’m one of those lucky women who (I think) has a body that actually hangs on to
a few several extra pounds as long as I’m breastfeeding.
Lucky me, right?
For some reason, these stories about the weight loss powers of breastfeeding really irritate me. I want one of them to step forward and scream “it’s not magic! It doesn’t work for everyone!”
So if you are newly pregnant or about to give birth, please keep that thought in mind. Breastfeeding does NOT a diet make!
How about you? Anyone else have an issue with extra poundage while breastfeeding? (or am I alone and going crazy, which is also entirely possible!)
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