Originally Posted by Thai-Thai
It is so refreshing
to finally meet up with a group of people who are committed to treating weight loss with HCG while breast feeding. I am a new mom and started the protocol two days ago at 288lbs. After 2 days of gorging I am weighing 290.6lbs. I followed the protocol two years ago and loss over 35lbs. However, when I became pregnant in 2011 with my first child I gained so much weigh during my pregnancy and while breastfeeding. I tried weight watchers and exercise but could not seem to get rid of the pounds while nursing. I had some extra HCG I purchased in 2011 left over, since it was sealed and properly stored during my whole pregnancy I decided to inquire about doing the protocol while breastfeeding. My doctor gave me the ok before and reassured me that I can still follow the protocol while breastfeeding with a little tweeking. Then he referred me to a specialist . But I did my own research on the computer and kept finding very poor support. I delayed the weight-loss treatment do to doctor affiliated website that spoke against the protocol while nursing an infant; until I stumbled upon Low Carb Friends
I just want to say
Thanks! for having the courage and bravery to speak up about your personal experiences. I could not find the support needed but now I am ready to get rid of this weight so that I can have a healthy heart and care for my newborn who is pushing 3 months now. I only wish I started earlier because my 40 day supply will expire April 2012. which means I can only use half of it and throw the remaining away in April then I have to purchase more if I decide to do 40 days. Actually in retrospect I am glad I waited, because it gave me time to observe my newborns eating patterns, and breastfeeding behaviors in its entirety before starting the protocol. Better not to have started the protocol sooner than 3 MONTHS- not knowing my newborns feeding cues would have left me nervous and worried in addition it gave me time to get my brst-milk supply up .
My short term goal is to loose 38 pounds
My long term goal:165lbs
During phase 3, after my hypothalamus is reset, I plan to resume back to my strenuous exercise routine helping me to regain body tone .
My Best Wishes to You All!
I am so happy to have found this site too! I am starting my VLCD #1 tomorrow. I hope ppl post on here still I would love to share my journey with other breastfeeding moms. I have been reading through and its encouraging to read the progress and sustainable milk supply on Hcg. I will be taking vitamins and herbs to help my milk supply stay up and drinking lots and lots of water. How has your journey with bf on Hcg been Thai Thai?