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post #201 of 219
Hey, I am out hunting and foraging right this minute, getting lots of exercise.
post #202 of 219
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Originally Posted by Gale Force
Hey, I am out hunting and foraging right this minute, getting lots of exercise.
ummm, Amanda, hate to tell you this, but I don't think mental exercise counts
post #203 of 219
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Originally Posted by HerthElde
ummm, Amanda, hate to tell you this, but I don't think mental exercise counts
Oh man. Is that my problem?
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post #205 of 219
If it makes you (or anyone else reading this) feel better, I am not always the healthiest either. I was RELIGIOUS about it during PG but then just got plain lazy. I actually didn't even KNOW that mamas were supposed to stick to a similar diet during BF that they did during PG. When I found out, I went "Awwwww maaaaan!"

I've always eaten fairly healthy but I definitely don't keep track of this or that. I just basically eat what I want to (sans caffeine) and once in awhile, I am mindful of "Oh yeah! I should eat a veggie or piece of fruit today!"

I figure it like this, if I am not eating very healthy, it's going to hurt me more than DD. Also, I don't ingest caffeine (as mentioned above), I don't do drugs, I only drink a tiny glass of wine once in awhile, I don't eat crappy fast food and I exercise/do yoga.

If you are feeling healthy, if your baby is growing and not getting sick, then you must be doing something right. Keep it up!
post #206 of 219
I was thinking about this thread because my son's chiropractor just suggested yesterday that my son is hypothyroid. The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree and it's too bad I didn't get my thyroid straightened out a bit earlier. The thyroid hormone is passed in the breastmilk, to the degree that you are producing it yourself.
post #207 of 219
This has been a very interesting thread. Just though I would pass on this link for anyone wanting to read Weston A. Price's book.

This is his book in it's entirety.
post #208 of 219
Oh thank you thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU MamaTessa! :
post #209 of 219
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Originally Posted by Gale Force
I was thinking about this thread because my son's chiropractor just suggested yesterday that my son is hypothyroid. The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree and it's too bad I didn't get my thyroid straightened out a bit earlier. The thyroid hormone is passed in the breastmilk, to the degree that you are producing it yourself.
Very, very interesting... so are things expected to be better or worse now that he has weaned? I assume the thyroid also nutritionally driven but I don't know exactly how beyond iodine issues?

My DS is being suspected for thyroid issues as well. I have to take his AM temps for a week and it's not going well... wriggly toddlers and underarm thermometers do not go together.
post #210 of 219
Jane,

I've been taking his temp under his arm before he wakes up. It works well in the temp taking department but I find myself waking up at 4 or 5 am now probably because I am subconsciously thinking about it. The other issue is that he likes to sleep without a shirt and I like to sleep with the window open. The first two mornings his temps were 96.8 and 96.4. Last night he wore a shirt and it was 97.3. I assume most people wear pajamas, so I'll make sure he wears a light shirt and see how it goes.

My chiropractor didn't appreciate my humor when he told me to take his temperature for two weeks and I asked "where in his cycle?"

Amanda
post #211 of 219
I don't think things will change now that he's weaned. He wasn't getting much hormone in there for most of that period anyway. The doc mentioned thyroid this visit only because Frederick complained of a foot problem. He saw his toe nails for the first time and noticed that they curl toward the skin. His nails have been like this since he was a baby. So when the doc said "thyroid," you'd think I would have responded with "my poor child." No. It went more like this: "why didn't you look at his toes before I got so fat!"

Iodine is the biggest nutrient by far.
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post #213 of 219
my diet stinks.

but its getting better. eating veggies and fruits more and junk less.


I feel better about my eating habits although they are far from ideal. I don't want to quit the crap cold turkey though cuz its sooooo good and I want the new eating habits to stick. but yep...getting better...
post #214 of 219
That's great Jami! Baby steps is the way to go. I tried to go fully local, ethical and nutrient-dense all in one fell swoop (okay, not all, but before I was ready) in the eighth month of my last pregnancy and fell completely off the train . . . there was more to the story, but it was largely because I pushed myself too hard.
Yep. Baby steps. Oh, and meal planning. Meal planning is essential. In fact, it's probably the best first step, if you can swing it.
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post #216 of 219
i had totally forgotten about this thread! i haven't time to check, but do you suppose that kellymom.com would (or has) change the info from "mom can eat anything whilst breastfeeding" to "mom's diet is important while breastfeeding", especially if JaneS sent along all the references she included earlier in this thread?
post #217 of 219
bumping an interesting thread.

i need all the inspiration i can get to improve my diet. it's not horrible, and i'm making progress, but i got lazy about it in my last month of pregnancy...

nak
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Okay, I went back and read the first 2/3 of the thread (will try to get to the rest soon). It's good. Better than good really.

I think the hard part is making significant dietary changes _before_ your own (or a loved one's) health falls apart enough to make it obvious that change is needed. I know I needed to be hit over the head with a 2x4 (my health just fell apart), and my kids are both affected. It's hard to impart the passion in the statement "Don't be me!!" without sounding a bit, well, overzealous, but once you've btdt, _not_ saying it (at least in some circumstances) feels irresponsible.

I'm rambling, but this is a good read.
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