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by 10919 · about 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 hours ago

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 · about 10 hours ago

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 · about 10 hours ago

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 · about 10 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 5 · about 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 5 · about 11 hours ago

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 · about 11 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 2318 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 0 · about 11 hours ago

I hope someone can help. I need to know if this is normal or if I have too high of expectations. I am 7 1/2 months post partum with my 3 child. I gained 70- yes, 70- pounds during this pregnancy. I have lost 44 so far. I lost weight quickly at... (more)

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SlimIcy 0 · October 11, 2012 at 8:25 PM

As a man I have no direct experience with this situation, but as a person who's lost (losing) weight, I would advise to not worry about it too much and be patient. There are a few reasons why: A) Your body probably wants to hold onto fat while... (more)

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by 343 · about 11 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 11 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 343 · about 11 hours ago

Just two weeks ago, I posted about potential thrush from breastfeeding here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/145381/breastfeeding-moms-how-did-you-deal-with-thrush#axzz25TD7C3PM So, the good news is that it probably isn't thrush. Bad news is,... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 06, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Personally, I would not take the antibiotic. When I was nursing my last baby and had a plugged duct, I used warm compresses often and pumped on that breast every two hours. I couldn't stand nursing on that side (I was also dealing with thrush at... (more)

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by 343 · about 11 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 1307 · about 11 hours ago

I have a beautiful 13-week-old daugher whom I breastfeed and pump/bottle feed. All the "common wisdom" says I need to take in all these extra calories in order to breastfeed, which I have absolutely not found to be true. I have tons of extra... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · August 13, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Personally, I wouldn't do it deliberately. I would be worried about milk supply, but I'd also be concerned about how it would affect my hormones. You are only 13 weeks post-partum. You might encounter low supply later (hopefully not!) and there is... (more)

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by 10919 · about 11 hours ago

So, I had my first child about 19 months ago and he is still breastfed, he's probably a little out of the norm in that he probably still gets about 60-80% of his caloric load from nursing. I am not ready for another one (or pregnancy) just yet... (more)

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VB 0 · July 30, 2012 at 5:56 AM

According to many many many sources (believe me, I have researched) the ideal birth interval is 4 years old (you have another baby after the first one turns 4). So 3.5- 5 years are okay too. Neuroscience, anthropological and sociological research... (more)

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by 480 · about 11 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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