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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 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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Matt_11 0 · August 19, 2013 at 11:42 AM

I know nothing of human babies, but know livestock and the principle of lactation is the same. It's a very energy intensive process and you're undereating by a lot at this point. Put down the paleo koolaid and eat, and eat lots. Starving yourself... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 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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staceychev 0 · June 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

My first instinct is to recommend for you to sign up for some sort of calorie-logging tool to see if you're getting enough. I find that when I do a really strict phase in my paleo eating (like a Whole 30 or something), I don't feel like I'm... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 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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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 282 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 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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Marie 0 · May 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Just an FYI - it is very easy to "restart" breast feeding, if you wish. Just contact your local Le Leche League for the "how tos" and a wonderful support network. They may even have women willing to donate milk for you. My mom donated milk to them... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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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Maria_8 0 · March 19, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Which book are you talking about? It's completely fine to eat sweet potatoes. The idea that Paleo HAS to be low-carb is a total myth and it's really silly. I'd avoid the steel cut oats for several weeks, not because they're carbs, but because oats... (more)

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by 120 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 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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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 2293 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 45 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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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Kathleen_1 0 · January 23, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Your diet looks good. If you feel good, then keep doing what you're doing. If gaining muscle is your goal, then strength training will be more beneficial than eating more protein.

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 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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familygrokumentarian 0 · October 17, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Oh, honey, CONGRATULATIONS! OK, off the top of my head: Kellymom.com <--- if you don't read any other of my tips, keep this one! Kellymom covers almost any breastfeeding contingency, like cluster feeding, growth spurts, reflux, nighttime... (more)