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  1. Kimberling

    Breastfeeding and Craving

    PPD hasn't been as hard this time as it was my last pregnancy but that may be playing a role with the cravings. My free t3 tested low at six weeks postpartum so my midwife suggested I go on an anti-inflammatory diet for 3-6 months. I thought I would start it off with a complete Whole 30 then be more lenient and allow some honey or coconut sugar but since I KNOW I would go crazy with sweeteners if I introduced them now, I need to keep them out until I feel confident that I've kicked the cravings.
  2. Hello! I am on day 45 of my second Whole 30 (techinically third). This time around I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 4 month old and even after a full thirty days I am still craving all things chocolate. My first time around, when I was nursing my toddler once or twice daily, my cravings disappeared after the second or third week but I am growing frustrated that I can't seem to kick this all consuming urge to eat cookies. I wish I could give a food log, but I can barely remember how many times I woke up last night to feed baby boy. I've been trying to remaine diligent about eating enough protein, starchy vegetables, and fat. I typically eat a three egg omelette loaded with mushrooms, brussel sprouts, yellow squash, and bell peppers or fried eggs, banana, and almond butter for breakfast. Lunch is usually sweet potato friends, two palm fulls of chicken thighs, asparagus, cucumbers, pickled onions and tahini sauce. Dinner varies but is sure to include potatoes, salad, enough meat and another roasted vegetable. I'm wondering if these cravings are just something I'm going to have to live with or if they are a sign of something else? Thanks!