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I have been bfing dd for 10mo now. I lost weight in the first 6 months (I am 20-25lbs below pre-preg weight). I watch what I eat (I use dailyplate to count calories every few weeks to stay on track) and I eat healthy with lots of fruit/veggies, good fats, lean meats etc.<br><br>
Anyway, in the past couple of weeks I have been very hungry. I have been grazing ALL day everyday. At first I figured it was just a phase, maybe dd was on growth spurt? It's been 2 weeks though...and I am still hungry. DD snacks on a few things but is mostly bf, she is nursing a lot; I nurse on demand all day/night. So I have no problem nursing a lot and I love to eat, I am just worried that I am going to put on weight. I am not putting on any weight yet but...oh I don't know, maybe I don't need advise just some encouragement that it's going to be ok. Is this normal? Will it go away? Is there any magic calorie number that I should stick to or just try my best. Bfing DD is obviously more important but I can't help but worry about putting on the pounds again (I was very overweight).
 

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I can't speak for your metabolism, etc., but I eat a TON. DS is 13 months old and still nurses a lot, and I am usually hungry. I eat 2 breakfasts every day-- one about 7, and one about 10, and eat huge lunches and dinners, with much snacking. I am pretty much insatiable... and I now weigh 10 pounds LESS than when I got pregnant!<br><br>
You are feeding another human being.... be kind to yourself and let yourself eat! Stay healthy, get plenty of vitamins, protein, and water. Eat!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I can't speak for your metabolism, etc., but I eat a TON. DS is 13 months old and still nurses a lot, and I am usually hungry. I eat 2 breakfasts every day-- one about 7, and one about 10, and eat huge lunches and dinners, with much snacking. I am pretty much insatiable... and I now weigh 10 pounds LESS than when I got pregnant!<br><br>
You are feeding another human being.... be kind to yourself and let yourself eat! Stay healthy, get plenty of vitamins, protein, and water. Eat!</div>
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Thank you. Thank you. You are right of course about me "feeding another human being". It is good to see how often you are eating because that's pretty much my routine too. When I eat the second breakfast (at around 10am too) I start to wonder what's going on, but figure I just didn't eat enough for whatever is going on with my body right now.
 

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I eat a lot too. I weigh less than I ever have, since like gr. 8 or 9, lol. I eat about every 2-3 hours, and always have a bedtime snack. I am rarely full. Sometimes I don't eat the healthiest, but I try not to worry about it too much....
 

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I think this is normal. As DS has grown, my appetite has grown too. I say if you're hungry than definitely eat! You might also look at maybe increasing the percentage of fat and protein in your diet (if they aren't already high). I personally find that I have more energy and the desire to eat less often (versus all the time) when I do this.
 

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When my son turned seven months old, I started eating like a starving dog. I'm just glad to see this thread, I thought maybe something had gone out of balance... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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