Weight 7 months after having your second child

United States
January 25, 2009 5:08pm CST
I was wondering how other moms have done when they analyzed where they were at 7 months after they have had their second child. I was only wondering because i now weigh less from when i was in the army and when i was in high school. No work out routine and no diets, i chow down like no other and other thing is that im still nursing. So i figured i just ask other mommys out there and see what they say.
4 responses
@michmich2 (432)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Hi, my youngest is 9 months old and I weigh 2 pounds less than I did before I got pregnant. Like you, I'm still nursing and I think that helps because it uses up a lot of calories. I actually have to keep making sure I eat enough because I notice that I don't produce as much milk if I diet or cut down on calories at all. Initially I lost weight quickly after having my first child (probably due to the nursing then too), but I lost even more when I stopped nursing because I didn't have to eat as much. I'm not sure how common that is to lose more weight once you stop because I figure even though I was eating less, I was also using less calories. Either way, I definitely think the reason we can eat so much and still lose weight is because of all the calories that get used up making milk!
• United States
26 Jan 09
After my second child was six months old and I became a stay at home mom permenantly I actually gained even more weight and I really hadn't lost any after her birth. However, as I now have three children, I find that I am now losing weight well just by keeping up with them. My oldest is just 2 1/2 so I have a lot of running to do with two toddlers and an infant in the house. I now weigh less than I have in years.
• United States
26 Jan 09
its weird how our bodies react with the changes that kids cause us to go through
• United States
25 Jan 09
After I had my second child I wasn't really taking good careof myself, until I got tired and started solely dieting no exercising. I lost a lot of weight! Now, I'm pregnant with my third child, and I'm doing my best to take it slow in my eating habits!
• United States
25 Jan 09
awesome good luck wit your pregnancy, eat for one not two!
@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I think that nursing helps you keep your weight down. I didn't nurse my children. After my second was 7 months old, I was down in my weight, but really needed to keep exercising and watching my calorie intake. It was the beginning of the summer and I remember I was bummed because I wasnt' in the shape to wear a bikini like I was after having my 1st born.