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Old 04-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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I'm hungry!

Does anyone else feel like breastfeeding a toddler makes them feel like they are starving!

My 20 month old nurses around 6x per day minimum, and I think I eat more now than I ever have in my life, including pregnancy. I have been back at my prepregnancy weight for quite a while now, but I could stand to drop another 5-10lb. i eat healthy most of the time and drink a lot of water so I am hoping as spring wins out over winter (I'm in the Midwest and it snowed here today), we will get more active and I will drop those last few pounds without having to cut calories too much.

Anybody else with the same issue?

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Me too, except I am nursing twin 6 week olds . I am amazed at how much I eat now!
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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I cannot drink enough. I want to drink all the time. Scince I am dieting, I will not eat everytime I feel like it. I would never have food out of my mouth...LOL! My 12 month old still nurses on demand. He rarely eats solids and rather nurse.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
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Me too, except I am nursing twin 6 week olds . I am amazed at how much I eat now!
I bet you are hungry! Good for you mama
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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Yep. I feel like I'm starving when nursing. It's gotten better now that she's older and not nursing as much. DD is almost 2 and we probably nurse at least 4-5 times a day.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:14 PM   #6
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I feel like I am starving when she has a growth spurt but I am ALWAYS thirsty.
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Yep!!! I'm nursing a 16 month old about 6 times a day. I've been counting calories since January and I have to factor in about 500 extra every day because of being so hungry. And I drink SO much water! I even wake up in the middle of the night dying of thirst and have to down 2 bottles right there. With both kids it's been this way. I'm a hungry hippo when nursing.

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