Thursday, January 20, 2011
Four months into being a mom and I have dropped about 45 pounds – just breastfeeding. Not only does breastfeeding allow me to bond with my child, but it has given me the ability to lose my pregnancy weight!
As I began to look at New Year’s resolutions, I opted to try and lose some more weight, eat healthier and exercise. It is great to have lost my pregnancy weight, but I still have some weight I put on before I got pregnant that I want to lose. So, I have resolved to continue breastfeeding.
This resolution is a noble one, but I am challenged by a diminishing milk supply. Many people would tell you that your body is just finished breastfeeding. I am not buying it!
I am determined to continue! I am adamant about giving my child the benefits of breast milk. Beyond that, I am determined to continue breastfeeding to have the personal benefit of losing some more weight. Some may say that is selfish. I say it is a great tool to benefit both mom and baby.
So, as my journey continues to try and boost my supply, I would value any tips you all have to help! Please leave me a comment.
Whitney Jodry is a Sr. Public Relations Specialist at Texas Health Resources and an entry-level mama to a four-month-old baby boy.