I am tandem nursing- my EBF 5 m old and 20 m old toddler who nurses basically every time the baby does, and more, in the day. I've always struggled with keeping weight on, and I am also fully recovered from an eating disorder. Since nursing these two I've been losing weight too much, right now I am 117 lb and 5'6 1/2''. I cannot afford to lose more weight and would like to gain some (I look/feel best around 128 lb, I haven't been that high since before becoming pg with DD, not counting pg weight gain).
I eat a mostly TF diet, I try to get in lots of fats- coconut oil and butter in my oats, sprouted bread slathered in butter and nut butter, sometimes I'll just eat a spoon of coconut oil and honey. I would be drinking 3 cups of raw milk/yogurt a day, and using cream in cooking, but our farmer is injured and we won't be getting any for a few weeks, so I just have a bit from my freezer.
Has anyone else had trouble keep weight on after a pregnancy (or after switching TF)? I don't know if I'll be able to keep this up without eating tons of junk food, which I'd prefer not to do. I've already started adding more carbs in, as my BBT was very low (96.8 or even lower) and it has risen to 97.5.
I'm also worried about this affecting my milk supply- seems good still, and I really want to keep it that way!!
Married to the love of my life and SAH Mama to my little sweet pea (Sept 2011) and darling baby boy (Dec 2012)
That's great you've gotten your body temp up. I'd keep up with the higher amount of quality carbs, with fat. That usually equates to weight gain for me. Had you read about carbs and body temp (like from Matt Stone &/or Cheeseslave) before to know to do that? I was wondering about body temp as I read your post...and then you mentioned it haha! How long have you been adding more carbs, any change in weight yet? Your body is putting out a lot of energy to nurse of course. Do you struggle with putting more in your body with your history? Do you think you need to try even to eat a little more than you are, even though it sounds like you just increased it?
Alicia, wife to an loving and faithful DH, and mama to three fantastic though nutty children (cs, then a fast HBAC, then a fast VBAC!!). Planning a third VBAC, again at home, in February 2016.
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