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this happened with my first. i had an out of control sweet tooth. it is better this time but still very much there. my doula said she has heard a lot of nursing moms say the same thing. anybody else?
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*raises hand*
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omfg yes.
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omfg yes.
What she said.

I didn't connect the dots with it being nursing related. I wonder why?
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Me too.
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Ditto.
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I always have a sweet tooth (which I try desperately to control) but now that I think about it, it probably is even stronger these days... I also have noticed that on days when Elliot nurses a ton and I don't eat anything for a few hours I get kinda hypo-glycemic-feeling... a little shaky and light-headed, etc... I wonder if making milk uses up a lot of carbs and that's why we crave more sweets. (I read somewhere that the bigger the brain of a mammal, the more glucose in the milk... and humans have more glucose in their milk than any other mammal... all that glucose has to come from somewhere).: (ohhhh, chance to use a cool new smilie, even if it doesn't totally fit!! )
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I have always had a sweet tooth - but it does seem pretty out of control these days!
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i keep wandering into the baking cabinet to get a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips 'cause that's the only sweet thing we have in our house. :
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i have always had a sweet tooth too but yes, its so out of control. dh will buy me my favorite cookies and they are gone. and i still eat them knowing i feel like a big fat cow! we are actually oinking over here!
i have always eaten what i wanted to without much consequence...but with the restrictions on my activity level now (which are of no excuse right now b/c the warmer weather is here), i think food is causing a reaction in my body.

its really a horrible cycle im in that i need to get out of.
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i keep wandering into the baking cabinet to get a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips 'cause that's the only sweet thing we have in our house. :
i do the same thing. then i didn;t have enough to make my cookies!
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i do the same thing. then i didn;t have enough to make my cookies!
Glad I'm not the only one.
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i keep wandering into the baking cabinet to get a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips 'cause that's the only sweet thing we have in our house. :
ditto!!!!!!!

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i do the same thing. then i didn;t have enough to make my cookies!
I sprinkle them on peanut butter to make myself feel better about sneaking them! At least that way I'm getting some protein.

I'm glad bfing is helping me lose the weight or I'd be in real trouble. It's all chocolate for me--I have to get some daily. And DH has been such a sweetie since the birth that he keeps buying me chocolate cake, which is really dangerous. He felt really bad because I had kind of a tough labor. I thought the husband guilt would wear off by now, but I won't complain!
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I always have one, but I think it has been a bit worse lately, actually. We've just gotten past a slew of birthdays and such too. I don't want to think about how much cake I've eaten.
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Me too. Especially for chocolate, but anything sweet will do.

DH is trying to shed his pregnancy weight (since he's not breastfeeding it's hanging around longer for him) so I'm sneaking around eating ice cream and chocolates when he's not looking.
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hehe tandem nursing is my best friend. :
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1 box of cquinoa macaroon / 1day
i can't just stop when i start!
it was never to this extent....
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here is a great recipe. it's easy and you don't feel as guilty. 1 box of chocolate cake mix. 15 oz pureed pumpkin (pumpkin pie filling). mix and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Add walnuts and chocolate chips and they are super yummy!
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I have always had a sweet tooth - but it does seem pretty out of control these days!
me too. i am always wanting to make cookies or brownies. yum... it's pretty much out of control. and i still have 12 pounds to lose.
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Ditto with the breasfeeding enabling me to eat more and not get whopping fat.... but I got disturbed recently when I realized my weightloss had leveled off and I'd started re-gaining... I thought bfing was supposed to be the magical cure for all weight gain?!? So I've made sure that I don't eat anything after like 9pm and now I've gotten re-rid of those couple extra pounds. Hehe.
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OMG - YES!! I'm glad it's not just me !

I can't go a day without some chocolate, and am always craving cookies. Actually, I've been pretty big on snacking in general
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Ooops, double post. I guess I just wanted to emphasize how strong my sweet tooth has been!
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Hoo-boy yes! The last week has just been out of control! I think DS hit his 6 month growth spurt a week earlier and he's eating a lot more. I'll never forget that feeling of being ravenous the day or two after he was born... it's almost been like that, but I only want junk! :
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bfing is not helping me shed pounds.
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bfing is not helping me shed pounds.
It's helping me a little, but not as much as other BFers would have made me think. I've only lost about 10 pounds in 5 months, with 12 pounds to go. : But like the other posters, I am NOT eating as healthfully as I should. And now that I'm a SAHM, it's even harder. Before, I would pack myself great healthy lunches, in just the right serving sizes, and now I have food galore at my fingertips all day.
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bfing is not helping me shed pounds.
I'm actually really surprised it's working for me. I usually can't lose weight to save my life. Exercise, diet, etc.--nothing usually works. I gained so much during the pregnancy that my midwife had me watching my carbs! I was so upset--I'd always figured that you could eat whatever you wanted during the pregnancy sweets wise as long as you are getting good nutrition in the rest of your diet. From month 1 to 6 I had morning sickness, and from 5 to 8 I could barely eat anything because I was gaining so much. I was SO hungry! It's nice to get a break now. Metabolism's a funny thing.
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I usually can't lose weight to save my life. Exercise, diet, etc.--nothing usually works....Metabolism's a funny thing.
Oh my goodness, yes. I wonder what would happen if a nursing mama just couldn't lose those pregnancy pounds and went on an eating plan of vegetables and meat with hardly any sugar or flour (aka low carb diet)? Would she lose weight like mad?
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this is what i made yesterday: http://www.fudge-recipes.net/microwa...nut-butter.htm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...............so that'll tell ya where i am in my life!:

Perdita, wife to J, mom to Bridget (6), Ivy (4) Trace (2) and Fiona, my 3rd vbac baby, born 12/2/09!
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I too have always had a sweet tooth. An out of control one at that. But now its like, thats all I want night and day. I don't want any meat or crabs, just sweets.

Shirley Temples and Rocky Road ice cream are my staples right now
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