• Chelsey
  • New York, United States
  • 2 months ago

Eating well while breastfeeding

So my kid is 4 months old and we are exclusively breastfeeding and it’s going great. But is anyone else just constantly hungry? Like there is no amount of food to satisfy my hunger. On top of that with the lack of sleep, stress and boredom that comes with being a stay at home mom I just keep “treating myself” to unhealthy foods. I’m managing to have pretty healthy foods too but how are y’all able to limit or avoid easy, convenient, delicious and fatty foods?
  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • a month ago

If you’re not worried about your weight then I say treat yourself mama! If you are like others said having less junk in the house helps and having a glass of water and a short waiting period after to make sure you’re actually hungry. For sweets I find fruit and the chocolate fruit dip (as long as you only dip and not scoop it hahaha) is a decent alternative. If you crave chips and stuff like that try veggies and dip. Have that stuff ready in the fridge easy to grab. Then just let yourself have a junk treat like example once every second day so you don’t feel totally deprived. Also I switched from coffee to tea so I could drink more cups tea since they are lower caffeine through the day instead of 1-2 coffee and it kept my caffeine levels steadier so less crashing = less craving.

  • C
  • Butler, United States
  • a month ago

I have days where I’m constantly hungry. I do crave sweets but I limit what I buy. I buy one sweet item per week and once it’s done for the week It’s gone. Some weeks I buy fruit popsicles instead of a sweet item so it’s not so “bad”. Other days I find I’m barely hungry and have to remind myself to eat and get some fluids drank. Usually after a day of barely being hungry a day of constant hunger follows, so I think that my body is just trying to catch up from the day before. My baby is almost 7 weeks and is exclusively breastfed. I am currently 5lbs lighter than before my pregnancy. For me breastfeeding has really helped shed the pounds. Before my pregnancy I tried everything to lose weight and never really got anywhere. However before trying to conceive I was on the Depo shot which I gained 20lbs on over the course of 3 years.

  • E
  • Aurora, United States
  • a month ago

It's weird how you are hungry after you have had the baby. It's like you are pregnant once again. I think I ate more after my pregnancy. But I tried to have snacks like apples, crackers and cheese around to help.

  • K
  • Orchard Park, United States
  • 2 months ago

I’ve been using the MyFitnessPal app and just love it. I am super hungry after nursing Scarlett but the app helps hold me accountable

  • C
  • Worcester Park, United Kingdom
  • 2 months ago

You sound exactly like me a few months back. It passes but don’t worry. I read somewhere that because our bodies are so exhausted we will end up craving sugar because that is what gives us energy. Also breastfeeding does make you even more hungry as you’re still sharing your nutrients with your baby! Xx

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