Prior to getting pregnant, I ate either a WAPF or Primal diet for quite some time, and felt fantastic. I added a little bit of grains (mostly quinoa) and some chocolate during the Ipregnancy, and still felt great. I have been off of gluten for years.
I now have a three month old and have been having unexplained low supply issues. Have tried just about ALL the herbs, nursing constantly, pumping, etc etc. She's now getting about 25-35% of her intake supplemented by donor milk through a LactAid.
I'm (finally) ok with that. But I would like to prevent my supply from dropping lower. The issue is that I've been steadily feeling worse and worse postpartum. My diet has quite a bit of grains and carbs, as they are supposed to help with milk supply. So I eat oats, rice, lots of fruit and some sweets on a regular basis. I'm not sure it's helping the milk issues, and it's certainly starting a bad downward spiral (e.g. "why shouldn't I have a bowl of ice cream, when I had a massive bowl of rice with dinner and feel groggy and bloated from it already"). I'm pretty fed up with it, and would like to go back to the way of eating I know makes me feel better, physically and mentally.
But, I don't want to risk losing supply - we've worked SO hard to get here. Any other low supply mamas have experience with this type of diet? I've read on several other forums that lower carb tanks many people's milk supply. I wonder if eating moderately lower carb would have a similar impact. Heck, at this point, maybe it would even help supply? So many other causes of low supply have been ruled out in my case that I almost wonder if it's a weird adrenal/inflammation type thing, and whether I'm making it worse by eating all these carbs and less fats/protein.
Mostly curious about others' experiences....