Any other breastfeeding mothers in this group?

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Any other breastfeeding mothers in this group?
I’ve been loosing too much weight, baby is under weight too, and I’m hungry all the time, what do y’all eat?

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Amanda 3 years 0 Answers 787 views 0

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  1. I breastfeed and I cannot lose weight for the life of me. How old is your baby?

  2. Meat. Legumes. Hummus. High fat stuff. Avocados. Corn tortillas.
    Peanut and nut butters.
    Steak.

  3. Everthing in sight. And then some cookies. And second breakfast ever day. And then a snack.

  4. Breastfeeding mama here! I was already gluten free but needed to go dairy free (and egg free and peanut free) for my baby. But some food favorites for us that the rest of the family also enjoys: chili, tacos, cheeseless pizza, pasta, dairy free icecream, chips, almonds, homemade pumpkin bread….just gotta check ingredients….but once I find something yummy, I pretty much eat it all!

  5. Is your thyroid in check? Do you also have palpitations and difficulties sleeping on top of always being hungry? If so, your thyroid may be hyper and you either need to reduce your meds or get a blocker, but a doctor should assess you and decide. It was the case for me for 6 months after I gave birth and was breastfeeding and it was hell. To increase your milk quantities, boil 1 tsp fenugreek seeds in 3 cups of water for 10 minutes each day. Drink the water and eat the seeds. You will see your milk double in a few days. Continue as long as you are breastfeeding. It's a tip I received from an Egyptian friend and it saved my milk production. Good luck. I hope It's not your thyroid that is at fault.

  6. Breastfeeding with a hyper thyroid made me eat more than my husband and I had to eat in between meals. I was never satisfied. I ate like a horse and was thin.

  7. Yes, your thyroid can get whacky after you have a baby. Espwcially if there's stress. But if it's from a lack of eating, eat more frequently and high fat. Easier said than done, I know!!
    Also. Do you drink a lot of coffee? That can be a hunger suppressant, and also cause your thyroid to be overactive.

  8. You need to take the vitamins you are unable to consume and start eating as much as protein as possible. Do chicken steak and legumes. Try egg if you can eat it. Multivitamin. Also avocado rice yuca. As far the baby goes is he or she is losing weight I would stop breastfeeding. most doctors consider our allergies a diet.

  9. Lots of fruit. 5 servings a day. Nuts, flax, oatmeal, beans, rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, squash, greens, coconut, avocado, olives, etc.

  10. Balanced meal. Do you have a ibclc? I help run a breastfeeding group and many other groups where babies have issues like this.

  11. Do not stop breastfeeding! It is perfectly fine to be on an allergen-free diet and still breastfeed. Definitely go to the doctor and make sure you don't have something more going on. Take cod-liver oil, add fat to everything, drink some calories (think gatorade.) Have you check with a lactation consultant?

  12. I also was dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, peanut-free for my sons (5 years apart.) My first son was diagnosed via skin testing at 3 weeks old. I highly recommend skin testing for anyone who suspects food-allergies.

  13. Lactation Consultant here, do not stop breastfeeding. You burn 500 calories a day while breastfeeding. Increase you daily fat intake, using the good fat. As someone mentioned earlier, avocado in corn tortillas, peanut butter and apples, hummus and veggies. Eat a lot of high fat snacks between meals. Keep in mind a lot of breastfeeding moms start loosing their baby fat at about 4-6 months post partum. Some moms are luckier than others and go back to their pre-birth weight within 1-3 weeks post partum. The timing of your weight loss sound about the time you would start loosing weight if breastfeeding. Again, eat high fat snacks and veggies between meals. Hopefully you like avocados

    A breastfeeding baby should gain 1/2 to 1 oz a day. Most Peds like to see at least 1 oz a day. Monitor your baby's weight by only expecting 1/2 to 1 oz a day and don't weigh her every day or you will drive yourself bananas.

    If you continue to loose more weight, than go see your doctor and get your thyroid checked out.

  14. But butter, gluten free oatmeal, fish if you can. Salmon is perfect. I know this is annoying to hear, but I didn't lose my wait until after breastfeeding. Some bodies hold onto the weight until the breast milk has dried. Don't be so hard on yourself, momma!

  15. Oh! And smoothies! The only thing you dirty is the jar(which can be rinsed only since it'll be fruits and veggies) and a glass. That way you're getting fruit and veggie servings in. Also, are you drinking a ton of water? The Drs say it has nothing to do with production, but I noticed with all 3 if I was dehydrated, I couldn't produce as much. Push water

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