Camille Ho Posted November 15, 2012 Share Posted November 15, 2012 My son is 16-months old and I am still currently nursing him a fairly good amount of the time. He nurses to sleep for nap and bed, and then feeds a few times during the day as well. I know that nursing burns calories and that breastfeeding moms are generally hungrier since they need the food to make more milk, but I'm wondering how much this should still be affecting me right now? I think I have it in my head that the longer I breastfeed, the more my body should adjust to it (and also make less milk) and I should stop feeling so hungry. Lately I've been eating massive amounts of food and could definitely eat more. I'm still trying to sort out "real" hunger versus cravings, and I've cut out snacking between meals for the most part, but I'm just wondering if breastfeeding could be the cause of all of this. I'm generally eating 1 1/2-2 protein servings per meal (sometimes more) and usually 1-2 sweet potatoes a day (I'm really craving carbs). I make sure to get my fats in, generally by olives or coconut butter/milk...my biggest problem area is veg (but that usually where the sweet potatoes come in). Any advice? Should I just go with it, and keep eating? I'm not doing this for weight loss, but I do have some weight to lose and I'm afraid of sabotaging that (I know, I know, throw the scale away and focus on how I feel...but I feel like I want to lose weight! ) Should I curb myself a little and just live with the stomach grumbles/rumbles? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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