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by 0 · about 20 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 20 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 13 · about 21 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 21 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 30 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 40 · about 21 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 1418 · about 21 hours ago

I was watching a movie the other day, I think it was "Grownups" and in it, one of the mothers was breastfeeding her son and he was 4 years old. They made it seem disgusting and sexualized it. Later in the movie, the kids were all at a waterpark... (more)

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Angelina 0 · February 03, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Breast feeding in my family until around the age of four is NORMAL. Has been for generations. Watch different movies.

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by 270 · about 21 hours ago

My primary goals for Paleo are to increase my energy levels and to improve my blood sugar/insulin regulation, so I'm not too focused on my weight. But I notice that I've gained maybe ten pounds of fat in three months and I'm worried that I might... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · October 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Sounds like you are seriously gluten intolerant, so I would highly recommend eliminating any gluten cheats so you can heal your gut. You need good gut health to absorb your food and I suspect that most of your hunger problem is that you aren't... (more)

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by 343 · about 21 hours ago

Yep, another question related to breastfeeding! There will probably be more! :D (For those who read my previous questions, my body fought off the infection on its own and my nipples are doing so much better!!! :D But, I did use some... (more)

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Lucretia 0 · October 02, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I use Evening Primrose Oil with great success. I was taking Lecithin till I realized it was soy based. Switching to EPO was easy and I haven't had a plugged duct since. I was getting them weekly before lecithin and they came back a bit during... (more)

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by 25 · about 21 hours ago

I wanted to lose 15-20 pounds before pregnancy, and I have 20 MORE pounds that I can't lose from my pregnancy (I didn't lose any weight after leaving the hospital... I'm not one of those lucky ladies whose baby weight took care of itself). So I... (more)

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Megan_16 0 · September 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Please be patient with yourself! You just had a baby! Congrats, by the way.:) And great job on breastfeeding...you're giving your child a great start. I would concentrate on eating whole, healthy, unprocessed food, and enjoy your baby. These are... (more)

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by 55 · about 21 hours ago

Hi there, first time poster & long time lurker. I had my baby 11 months ago & am raising her using a WAPF/Paleo diet. Baby is exclusively breastfed (no formula/substitutes) & I started Baby led weaning when she was 7 months old. Baby... (more)

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nthmost 0 · September 14, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I don't think there's any kind of meal standard with my toddler. He's a Zen master: he eats when he's hungry and sleeps when he's tired. It's frustrating sometimes when he rejects food that I thought would be his favorites forever (e.g. as an... (more)

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by 343 · about 21 hours ago

I'm currently experiencing stinging/burning/tingling pain in my nipple and breast, with what I can only assume is thrush. My baby is fussy during feedings and cries at the end of them, and that makes me very sad to know he might be in pain. :( ... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM

The midwife who helped deliver my first child, had recommendations that would almost always stress the natural over the synthetic, with one exception: yeast. Her theory was that we often don't hit it hard enough with natural or over the counter... (more)

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by 480 · about 21 hours ago

Hi all, I've found great natural remedies on here for depression, but does anyone know what is safe for breastfeeding? I'm going to be talking to my doctor tomorrow but I have a feeling that she's not going to know much about natural... (more)

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daz 0 · June 04, 2012 at 9:47 AM

May be worth having a read of these articles (links and some text included below). Given the info in these articles, I would ask your doctor to test your Vitamin D3 levels (25ohD). And if possible B12, Iron Studies and Ferritin as well. ... (more)

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by 605 · about 21 hours ago

How would you describe your postpartum health and how did you cope? Specifically, do you think your paleo diet affected your experience at all? Did your experience differ to previous (non-paleo) pregnancies, or friends/family experiences and do... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · May 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

My first babe is 5 weeks old today. My postpartum experience has been typical. I laboured (and delivered!) at home for 25 hours: Early labour was 12 hours Active labour was 10 hours Pushing was 3 hours My uterus detached on it's own and was... (more)

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by 50 · about 21 hours ago

My wife is breastfeeding our 5 month old son. We just started a Paleo diet this week. Because our previous way of eating consisted of a lot of oats and grains, she is not getting a lot of the "filler food" or empty calories she is used to. From... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · May 10, 2012 at 9:09 PM

More potatoes. I've been breastfeeding on a mostly paleo for 17 months now (with some breaks for soaked oats white rice, or buckwheat.) I was pretty low carb the first 6 months after my son was born because I was still following a somewhat more... (more)

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by 25 · about 21 hours ago

I have a 1 year old pale baby/toddler, he eats everything we put in front of him. But we are going to stay true to Paleo. What is next after breast milk? Will he just drop it and be on 100% food? I know there is goat, coconut and almond milk... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · May 04, 2012 at 6:18 AM

We let him eat as much normal food as he wants, and he has slowly been self-weaning over the last 2 years, at 3 years old he is still nursing about 4 times a day a few times in the morning, and a few times at night, and all day and night when he... (more)

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by 1115 · about 22 hours ago

Ok, my daughter is eight months old and breastfeeding is still going well. However, I work full time (military), work out hard 4-6 times per week (need to get back under the Army max weight), and can only pump twice a day. We nurse all evening and... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · February 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Kudos on your continued nursing with the demands of your work environment. I used it for a while when I was first nursing, it did what it was supposed to do. I ended up with foremilk overproduction issues though and stopped taking it. Being... (more)

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by 11683 · about 22 hours ago

Hi there, my sister's first child is due in two weeks. Her doctor's appointment today revealed she has Strep B and will therefore need to take antiobiotics via IV during childbirth so as not to transfer the bacteria to her baby. I know this... (more)

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Anastasia_1 0 · November 23, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Hi Renee. Strep B is of the commonest causes of sepsis and meningitis in newborn babies with a mortality rate of around 20%, even higher in hospitals without specialised neonatal care units. I have seen much devastation caused by it. This is one... (more)

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by 10919 · about 22 hours ago

So this morning on my facebook feed Lakeshore Medical Breastfeeding Medicine clinic posted this "Three main hormones required for lactation to begin are prolactin, insulin and hydrocortisone, and progesterone must go away (that happens when the... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 29, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Good stuff! I also believe that Vitamin D status plays a big role here. Haven't done my study search yet!

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by 30 · about 22 hours ago

I'm trying to do the whole30, however I'm really really freaking hungry! I've been gluten-free for about 4 years, but have come around to the paleo way, I have a true wheat allergy and serious excema that I can clear if I avoid all grains... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · July 11, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Four eggs is only 300 calories and 28g protein. Oops, I forgot, you don't want to know that. But really, it's not a ton of food. Standard paleo rule is: Hungry? Eat! If you don't want to eat more eggs, add some meat from the night before. As J.... (more)

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by 24538 · about 22 hours ago

I keep toying with the idea of restricting carbs because I still have about half of the baby fat 2 years later (35 of the 70 pounds gained while preggo). I am however still breastfeeding, and the low carb gurus seem to say "don't even think about... (more)

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Christa_G 0 · July 06, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I breastfed my first kiddo (and still am breastfeeding my second baby who is 3 weeks old) and managed to shed all pregnancy weight and then some. While still giving my babies very nutritious milk while going very low carb. You don't need carbs... (more)

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