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14mo on the boob constantly - I'm feeling zapped of energy

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I am not sure if I should post this in a health forum instead, but here it goes:

 

My almost 15mo DD has never been into solids. I have gone back and forth between being more or less worried and am feeling generally okay about it (got ahold of "My Child Won't Eat" and feeling reassured, that she will eat when she needs to, I offer lots of foods, etc). Lately though she barely eats any food at all and thus is nursing all the time. This isn't a problem, emotionally, but I am feeling pretty run down, and I think it might be from all the energy this mega milk production is requiring. 

 

I am trying to eat well, but I also feel like I need so much food in a day to not feel hungry ALL the time that I end up eating lots of bread and crackers and things like that. We got a juicer and I am trying to have a couple of glasses a day. I take a multivitamin, a B-vitamin mix, and fish oil, and drink homemade kefir every morning. I try to eat lots of iron but I might not be actually getting enough, I am not sure. Any tips for me to beef up my vitamin supply/energy levels? 

 

Thanks in advance!

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My 15 mo just recently started nursing a lot more frequently too.  I have upped my vitamin D3 intake (4,000 - 8,000 IU/day), B12, and I also make sure to eat plenty of seaweed for iodine.  Also I suggest a small handful of walnuts along with 2 to 3 brazil nuts a day for selenium (I had a vitamin/mineral test done and was low in selenium and vitamin C).  I also have added green smoothies with lots of kale and spinach.  Honestly though the D3 and the seaweed have made the biggest difference energy wise for me.

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Thanks so much for your reply. I have not been keeping track of iodine - thanks for the tip! I had been eating walnuts a lot but got out of the habit. I will get back to that! And vitamin D...that could be something too. I think it is a good excuse for some more time outside! ;)

 

 

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