Allibear, with all due respect, just because your experience was different doesn't mean that other women's experiences are invalid. Breastfeeding *can* cause you to have a hard time losing weight. It doesn't follow for everyone, but it most assuredly is true. I have known many, many women who held on to that last 10 or so lbs until they stopped nursing, at which time it just fell off. that doesn't mean that you, personally, can't lose weight, just that some women find their bodies are slower to lose weight than when they're not breastfeeding.
To the OP: You will gain weight, but you have options. Are you tracking? You do need extra calories to compensate for your increased need, since you're eating for two... but remember that those aren't two adults. ;) You need about 300-500 calories extra per day.
Sparkpeople has a sister site for pregnant and nursing moms: babyfit.sparkpeople.com/
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/20/2013 (12:35)