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by 90 · August 15, 2014 at 4:25 AM

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 · June 03, 2014 at 6:46 PM

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 · October 03, 2013 at 10:32 PM

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 · September 26, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I have a couple questions...so I just gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy 9 weeks ago. I am having a HARD time losing the baby weight. I am eating paleo/primal (kerrygold, full fat yogurt and grassfed cheese). Yesterday's meals for... (more)

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by 0 · September 26, 2013 at 8:10 PM

I have a couple questions...so I just gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy 9 weeks ago. I am having a HARD time losing the baby weight. I am eating paleo/primal (kerrygold, full fat yogurt and grassfed cheese). Yesterday's meals for... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 26, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Your body never left you. It is there, recovering from pregnancy and child birth. Since you are breastfeeding, you must ensure you are consuming enough calories and nutrients to provide for yourself and your LO. Stop stepping on the scale and... (more)

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by 0 · August 19, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Hi, I have a 9 week old baby who was born on the 50th percentile for weight. I've been paleo for 18 months but did relax it whilst pregnant, in particular having oats for breakfast. Since having the baby though I've tried to return to a stricter... (more)

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CD 0 · August 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

There's a lot more you need to share before you can get an adequate answer. But assuming you are eating your caloric needs + 10%-20% AND you are properly hydrating yourself (you didn't mention any liquids) then you should be fine. So the concern... (more)

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by 0 · August 30, 2013 at 8:22 PM

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 · August 13, 2013 at 4:32 AM

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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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · August 13, 2013 at 4:32 AM

I've never had a baby, but while breastfeeding it's probably not the best time to experiment with IFing, even though I'm sure Mama Grok had times where food was scarce. (but alas, we ourselves don't live in the palolithic era, and lots of... (more)

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by 20 · June 30, 2013 at 9:38 PM

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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Sarah_14 0 · June 30, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I found that I had a major hormone shift around 6-8 months post partum with both my kids, and the weight just started melting off. (No birth control, etc. Just natural.) With my first, the last little bit didn't come off until I totally... (more)

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by 5 · June 13, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Hey there I'm on day 4 of my paleo plan and have noticed a significant decrease in my milk supply....its bad! My daughter is 4 months old and exclusively breast fed. The advice I've gotten is to add carbs and fats.....my question is how? Should... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · June 13, 2013 at 3:25 PM

These support milk production: http://paleoparents.com/2011/video-blog-ep4-breastfeeding-qa-and-grain-free-lactation-cookies/ Once my hubby got past the name, I had to start making double batches so I got a few. :) (more)

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by 5 · June 12, 2013 at 6:39 PM

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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MathGirl72 0 · June 12, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Eliza, I am breastfeeding my 2-month-old and consume fewer than 50 carbs a day. It has not affected my supply at all and, judging by second and third chins Little Miss has developed, my milk is a powerhouse of nutrients. (I eat low carb to... (more)

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by 282 · June 08, 2013 at 7:06 AM

I just read this article To Prevent Kids' Food Allergies, Start Peanuts, Eggs Sooner which talks about how a review of existing research now suggests starting babies on the more allergenic foods (peanuts, eggs, dairy, soy) around 4-6 months as... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · June 08, 2013 at 7:06 AM

I haven't looked into the studies to back it up yet, but my ND/pediatrician gave me a handout at our last visit talking about the introduction of grain before 3 months or after 7 months could lead to an increased risk of type 1 diabetes. In... (more)

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by 30 · June 02, 2013 at 8:32 AM

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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Eloise 0 · June 02, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Hi Aloka, Diane Sanfilippo, the bestselling author of Practical Paleo, freshly included a sugar detox guide for breast feeding mom's to her popular 21 day sugar detox challenge.It's a resource for moms who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who are... (more)

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by 0 · May 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

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 5 · May 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I would like to start transitioning my 8 month old to a paleo diet. Unfortunately, I stopped breastfeeding at 4 months so she is on formula, which I will probably continue until she is 10/11 months. Does anyone have experience with giving babies... (more)

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RK 0 · May 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Weston Price Foundation has a great article on alternative milks for babies and toddlers. The main purpose is to make a homemade formula, but there's a lot of detailed info on what things you might need to add in to make them a more "complete"... (more)

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by 10 · May 02, 2013 at 1:14 PM

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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Newmom 0 · May 02, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Thanks everyone. I'm trying to increase calories and if that doesn't help bring my supply back up then I'll add some dairy.

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by 40 · April 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM

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 77348 · March 25, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Shit still smells bad so what gives? I though plaeo was supposed to make my shit not smell.

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by 5 · March 19, 2013 at 4:36 AM

Hi there, I'm new to Paleo in an attempt to get my moderate hormonal acne under control. I've had it for almost 30 years (sigh) and have done 2 courses of Accutane in the past. I am currently breastfeeding (b/f) my 8 month old. Since I am b/f,... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · March 19, 2013 at 4:36 AM

Welcome to Paleo, Monique! I was suffering terrible acne which disappeared after 2 months of paleo eating. Be sure to give it time! If you don't see an improvement after 2 months, try cutting out dairy and fish. Those are my triggers, along with... (more)

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by 119 · March 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

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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MarkES 0 · March 16, 2013 at 1:35 PM

I was surprised nuts and seeds were an order of magnitude more nutrient dense than any non-organ animal (seafood, pork, beef, eggs & dairy), especially since they are high in fat, which would tend to lower nutrient density. Herbs & Spices... (more)

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by 2282 · September 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM

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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The_Quilt 0 · March 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM

http://intoxicatedonlife.com/breastfeeding-tips/

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by 40 · February 27, 2013 at 8:03 AM

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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hollydolls 0 · February 27, 2013 at 8:03 AM

I'm nursing a 7MO and have a 3YO who nursed as well. Nursing both gave me extreme sugar cravings. I believe there is an effect on blood sugar that causes me to crave sweets and I am able to stave them off with something simple and sweet like a... (more)

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by 1401 · February 03, 2013 at 7:05 AM

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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Jonas_1 0 · February 01, 2013 at 2:51 PM

i would think kids who breastfeed that late develop attachment issues. if you're going to feed your kids breastmilk, just put it in a cup

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by 45 · January 23, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Hello all! After all the "bad" weight is lost and I am burning fat for energy like a good Grok... Should I increase my protein intake and try to gain some muscle weight? Daily Eats: (I am breastfeeding and therefore I eat a lot) Green... (more)

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Bex_2 0 · January 23, 2013 at 12:43 PM

You may have malabsorption problems - I was a breastfeeding mum with a voracious appetite but kept losing weight. My body then threw a wobbly and ever since, I have been allergic to most things except fruit and veg (and not all of those) - I fell... (more)

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by 25 · October 23, 2012 at 9:24 PM

This is my first post, but I lurk here quite a bit.... I'm currently about 33 weeks pregnant, my husband is deployed, so when I deliver, for the most part I'm on my own. With that said, I'm trying to think ahead, and plan ahead so that I've got... (more)

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Sarah_14 0 · October 23, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I just had a baby myself, and while my husband is around, we just moved all the way across the country for his PhD... so I have no support system around anymore, and he's gone for the bulk of the day. I use my crockpot for.... everything. ... (more)