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by 220 · 3 minutes ago

I'm breastfeeding my second and he is 11 months. With my first, I was on a very limited paleo diet for much of our 28 month bfing relationship due to food intolerances (dairy, nuts, grains, starchy veggies). With this little guy, he cannot... (more)

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Eliz 0 · March 25, 2011 at 7:32 PM

I wouldn't be concerned about the starch. You need calories right now and you should eat until you're not hungry anymore and don't feel bad about it. I think sometimes women feel guilty for having a large appetite. I'm breastfeeding my... (more)

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by 5 · 3 minutes ago

What's the paleo view on paediatric diet? When should infants be weaned from breastfeeding to a diet primarily of animal product?

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Ambimorph 0 · March 24, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Not speaking for paleo in general, but with my latest child, now 17 months, I started sharing broth with him, or juices from my meat, when he started asking for it (about 4 months old iirc). Over a couple of months this morphed to sharing my meat... (more)

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by 1614 · 4 minutes ago

My wife and I just had our first baby three weeks, a healthy little girl who will be breastfed for at least a year. Typically she's a mellow baby as long as she's well fed. But lately she has developed more fussiness, particularly at night. It... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · February 10, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Congratulations on your new addition!! You are right in the thick of the newborn gauntlet. :) But after you get through the first 2-3 months you'll be convinced that you can make it through anything. The first weeks with both of my daughters, I... (more)

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by 12174 · 6 minutes ago

So, I've been reading the stories of avid Crossfitters for a while. I am really intrigued, but I'm at a loss for how nursing mothers would make it work. In my case, for the next few years, I'll be either a) nursing, or b) pregnant, so if I ever... (more)

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Jamie_2 0 · December 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

I'm a mother of 3. I've been a crossfitter since my 2nd was 3. Now she's 5 and I've added a 3rd. I've crossfitted through a pregnancy (crossfitmom.com) and now, while breastfeeding. My youngest is 11 mos. I started back to crossfit when he was 2... (more)

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by 10502 · 7 minutes ago

It seems to me baby acne is a leading indicator for food sensitivity, while actual fussiness and altered poop (i.e. green not mustard-colored) are lagging indicators. Others out there who have babies and are breast-feeding, what say you? Is... (more)

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Ed 0 · October 09, 2010 at 4:24 PM

As paleo enthusiasts, we get used to thinking that everything comes down to diet and food sensitivities, but this is not always the case. In order to prove that baby acne and miliaria (milia) are related to food intolerances, studies would have... (more)

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by 12174 · 8 minutes ago

ETA: I started a bounty on this question because I never found the definitive answer I was seeking. Links/studies cited to answer the question below should assist nursing paleo moms in terms of their knowledge of how their fat consumption affects... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · September 17, 2010 at 2:41 AM

Here's something for the discussion. It's fascinating, although may not be a direct answer to your question. Stephan on linoleic acid in breast milk from one generation to the... (more)

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by 75 · 8 minutes ago

Hi all. My son is 10 months old, as my wife and I have raised him with a 'whole foods' approach. Primary calories are still breast milk, when a few small meals throughout the day, consisting of real food: avocado, salmon, beef, sweet potato,... (more)

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Jamie_2 0 · August 31, 2010 at 6:31 PM

There's no reason to stop breastfeeding at 1. The WHO recommends going until age 2. I personally breastfed my daughter til 28 mos. My youngest is almost 8 mos and I'll continue to breastfeed him as long as he wants. Look into child led weaning.... (more)

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by 6550 · 8 minutes ago

One of my dear friends just gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl, and I'm so thrilled. She respects my/our dietary philosophy more than most and also loves my cooking, so I was going to bring a few easy meals over in the next couple of... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · August 15, 2010 at 3:03 PM

I make crustless spinach quiche for my mother-friends. Full of good stuff for a breastfeeding mother and very easy to reheat. Here is my recipe. Please credit if you repost. ;) Gillie's Favourite??Crustless??Spinach??Quiche?? ... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

I have been "Paleo" for four years now and love it. But now that I am breastfeeding, I am STARVING and losing too much weight. Any ideas on how to stay fuller and stick to Paleo??

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CD 0 · October 07, 2014 at 12:17 AM

you are breastfeeding.  calories, not paleo, should be paramount.  more carbs -- potatoes and rice, more fat -- olive oil, nutbutter.   might as well try... (more)

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by 10919 · about 22 hours ago

So my darling little paleo-baby has turned 6 months and he's still mostly breastfed. Due to a recent growth spurt he has ramped up my production and in the mean time majorly ramping up my appetite. Unfortunately it's causing me to plateau again.... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM

All of my children breastfed until the age of 3 1/2. They are living proof that it's worth it. My eldest just finished her freshman year at Stanford. The youngest just graduated from pre-school. They all have immune systems that kick butt. The... (more)

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by 90 · about 23 hours ago

Hi all, I'm not 100 percent paleo probably not close but I try. I'm currently 7 months postpartum and breastfeeding. I started doing "no poo" around May? And than I had about 2-3 weeks where I went back to an organic non-toxic shampoo/conditioner.... (more)

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Myth 0 · August 08, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Alopecia is pretty unfortunate and annoying but not hopeless. Also, congrats on baby number 2.You're right, hormones play a huge part in hair loss and stress as well. Stress also messes with your hormones so, it's like a double hit. Plus, it's... (more)

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by 13 · about 23 hours ago

So I was thinking that my milk this time around with baby #2 would be AWESOME. I mean what can be better than a Paleo fed baby right? I did placenta encapsulation, I've been drinking mother's milk tea, taking fenugreek, blessed thistle, and... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 03, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Motilium is an anti-constipation OTC med that increases milk supply for some women. Not sure I saw it mentioned, so I did. I see it on Amazon regularly.

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I'm currently breastfeeding my 5.5 month old daughter and am on the low does estrogen birth control pill. I've been sort of doing paleo (but can DEFINITELY tighten up) - but even with my lesser efforts I'd usually see benefits. Could birth... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 03, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Postpartum weight loss is largely hormonal, so birth control pills could definitely slow your weight loss, but so can sleep deprivation, work/family stress, your body choosing how fast or slow to release your stores of dha/epa from your... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Trying to give my supply a boost and wondering if anyone has had any luck with altering recipes. I'd love to try a paleo banana muffin adding in the flaxseed, brewers yeast and maybe even cheat and get some oats in there since I know they can... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · August 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I make these. I really like them warm! http://paleoparents.com/2011/video-blog-ep4-breastfeeding-qa-and-grain-free-lactation-cookies/ The fenugreek makes me smell like maple syrup. :) (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hi all. I have been toying with Paleo for a while but am now on day 7 of a 14 day Paleo challenge. It's going super awesome. I am just wondering about the effects of IF on breastfeeding. I have been going 12-14 hours each day and that's been fine,... (more)

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staceychev 0 · August 10, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Breastfeeding and fasting is a really bad idea if you're feeding your baby regularly (ie, not down to just once a day nursing). Don't mess with that. You will have your whole life to do paleo challenges.

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by 20 · about 23 hours ago

I need advice. I am a 28yr old female in great health. I recently had my first baby (March 26th) and am currntly 13 weeks post partum. I gained about 58lbs during my pregnancy and ended up with Pre-Enclampsia at the very end. Prior to getting... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · June 25, 2013 at 8:38 PM

It all sounds very exhausting to me. When I'd have my babies and was breastfeeding (I expressed at work and fed at other times and half the night - I worked full time) I certainly felt concentrating on getting sleep not exercising was best. Why... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

I have been transferring to Paleo for about a month now. I eliminated all grains and refined sugars from my diet 7 days ago. I was completely addicted to bread but it has been easier than I thought. I am still consuming some dairy and wondered... (more)

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staceychev 0 · June 06, 2013 at 1:35 PM

I started with eating primally (a la Mark Sisson) not long my second child was born, and she was nursed exclusively. I didn't stress too much about carb ratio or calorie count--just made sure I was eating regularly and in decent quantities, which... (more)

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by 30 · about 23 hours ago

I have been paleo for over three years and was quite paleo during pregnancy as well. My son is now 8 months old and I started having major sugar cravings while breastfeeding when he was about 4-5 months and I am still breastfeeding about 6 times a... (more)

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RK 0 · May 30, 2013 at 12:42 PM

One of 4 things: (1) you need more carbs, as your caloric needs have gone up. Try more starchy carbs. (2) you need more fat, as the major sign that you need fat is actual sugar cravings. (3) you need more minerals like magnesium, which... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm sure this question has been asked a million times but I am having issues finding a straight answer on it. I switched to a paleo diet a few months ago to incorporate a healthy diet into our family's lifestyle. At first we were... (more)

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RK 0 · May 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Up your carbs from all other non-gluten sources. Some options: -potatoes (mashed, baked, homemade baked fries) -sweet potatoes (mashed, baked, homemade baked fries) -plantains (I love these "crou-tains", and on same site, smashed plantains and... (more)

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by 10 · about 23 hours ago

I have an almost 5 month old baby and I exclusively breastfeed (well, we are starting to introduce solids but she is still getting 97% of her nutrition from breastmilk). I started the whole30 challenge 3 days ago and while I already feel better,... (more)

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Ashley_34 0 · April 30, 2013 at 6:23 PM

You need to snack. Every nursing mother I've known to do a whole30 (myself included) has had issues getting enough calories for BM production.

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by 40 · about 23 hours ago

I have been loosely following the Primal Blueprint for about a year and half now, throughout my pregnancy. I have Crohn's Disease, and it seemed like just cutting out gluten was enough to stop those symptoms as well as some eczema, eye issues and... (more)

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RK 0 · April 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM

In my experience, breastfeeding is even more demanding on the body than pregnancy. I am not sure if you're going to be able to get enough cals on the AIP. Here are some thoughts: (1) beef and chicken stock. Drink a lot. (Microwave in a coffee... (more)

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by 120 · about 23 hours ago

I've been waiting since last AUGUST for this! http://ketopia.com/nutrient-density-sticking-to-the-essentials-mathieu-lalonde-ahs12/ What about the nutrient density index surprised you? What effect (if any) will the index have on your diet? For... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Argh!!!! His refusal to compare isocaloric values pissed me off so much. And then, he spends time discussing this artifact in the data as if it's significant! For example, at around minute 28, he compares cooked versus raw grains, and laments... (more)

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by 2303 · about 23 hours ago

It seems like so many people I speak to in my age group (I'm 25) are foregoing breast feeding for their newborns and opting for bottle feeding instead. This of course does not apply to people who cannot breastfeed for whatever reason. It seems... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 14, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Please don't blame the moms--they need our compassion & support more than ever in this area. I work in the pregnancy/birth world and I think it is very challenging for new moms who don't have support to breastfeed. In some places in the... (more)

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by 40 · about 23 hours ago

Hi all, I am a breastfeeding mama to a 7 month old who nurses ever 1-2 hours, 24 hours a day (no suggestions on not nursing this frequently; she needs to for medical reasons). If I don't eat a snack right before bed, I am unable to sleep in the... (more)

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jake_16 0 · February 19, 2013 at 6:57 PM

if you seriously crave sweets and fat while breast feeding, and you tolerate dairy, you could do a lot worse than well-made ice cream!

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by 270 · about 23 hours ago

I started doing Paleo in order to increase my energy and to prevent my PCOS from turning into diabetes, not to lose weight. But I've noticed that a lot of folks around here lose weight without trying to. I'm worried that if I lose weight, toxins... (more)

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Melissa_12 0 · October 12, 2012 at 12:55 AM

I started while breastfeeding, and dropped a bit of weight, but not a lot....I too have PCOS, and noticed more, that within a week that my milk production increased, and it wasn't bad to begin with.....I have read that you do detox a bit, but I... (more)

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