• Chelsey
  • New York, United States
  • a year 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?
  • K
  • OH, US
  • a month ago

Dont have alot of unhealthy foods in the house. Its less tempting if its not there for you to consume. I love oreos unconditionally (lol) so i buy a pack and just have a couple here and there when i have a sweet tooth. Also, on occasion i will buy a treat for the hubby and i to consume after dinner. I made a special dinner last night and bought a piece of cheesecake for us to share. Fruit is good too, its semi sweet but healthy so you kinda feel like your getting away with something. Your more hungry when breastfeeding because the baby is taking alot from you, so eat a small snack every hour or half hour. Sometimes i would eat while my daughter was feeding.

  • R
  • Ringwood North, Australia
  • 3 months ago

I would recommend these wholefood powders I have , you can make nutritious shakes , they are packed with 20 superfoods and all natural or i make bliss balls from them ?

  • S
  • Sparks, United States
  • 5 months ago

I'm seriously the worst person to comment for advice because it's been three years and I'm still horrible eating habits and feeling starved all day long. Still breastfeeding so I can say that's a hunger trigger. Food goes out the Bob and needs to be replaced in our tummy. That is a thing!

  • K
  • Holt, United Kingdom
  • 6 months ago

I am 5 weeks in and when I started I didn’t want to eat at all. I put on a lot of weight in pregnancy due to preeclampsia and it has been tough. However, last 2 days I suddenly can’t fill the void! I read the hungry caterpillar to my LG and was relating to his issues 😂. The only way I am coping is by eating plenty of fibre and a little of what I possibly shouldn’t and then going for a walk or if she is awake playing with my LG to distract me. Oh and drinking before I grab some food as sometimes I’m just thirsty. Feel your pain though it’s tough !!! X

  • M
  • Oceanside, United States
  • 8 months ago

I had a major issue with sweet cravings after having my second child, exclusively breastfeeding and having a toddler didn’t help. I needed to find something that would help me curb those cravings and still fill me up. Honestly, I started nutritional dutch chocolate protein shakes and they really helped me to substitute those cravings for something good and they have completely changed my appetite :) My kids are older now, 3 and 5, but I’ve been able to stick with it, it’s been the best decision.

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