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My DD is 13 months. I get famished after a big feed (bedtime, first thing in the AM). I'll eat dinner, put her down which can take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour and then I'm hungry enough to eat another meal. My chest actually aches, mostly for sugar. Does anyone else get this feeling?<br>
I've been reading books about sugar addiction and I'm on day 2 of not eating refined sugar. Still have the chest feeling though.<br><br>
Also, I lost all my pregnancy weight (40lbs) pretty much at her 9 month mark and have since put on 10lbs. All I can think is that she's eating more solid foods now and I'm still eating as though she's a full time nurser. I honestly don't think I've been eating any more calories in the last 4 months then I was before.<br><br>
Love to find out I'm not alone.
 

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Oh man can I eat!<br><br>
The ache in your chest sounds weird to me - like maybe it isn't really hunger? Have you tried drinking something when this happens and then waiting 30 minutes to see?<br><br>
You may not be eating any more calories than you were but if she is nursing less and you are putting out less calories that would cause the weight gain. I dread that day - now that I am used to eating all the time I know it will be hard to stop.
 

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You are definatly not alone about gaining the weight when they start to eat solids<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I look amazing (imho) from about 8 weeks postpartum until about 8 weeks after each of my babes starts solids...then watch out<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: I put on about 15 lbs w/my first before I got my eating curbed back a bit and promised myself I wouldnt do that again with my second. I did <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> We'll see what happens this time around lol.<br><br>
Your chest pain actually concerned me a bit...post back and update how its feeling with cutting back the sugar ok?
 

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It's more like tightness of chest, I can breath find but I just feel achy there. Now I'm thinking it may be allergies. I got an inhaler for some allergy breathing issues earlier this year so tonight I'm going to try it and see if makes a difference. I used to smoke (quit 3 years ago) and the sugar feeling reminds me of a nic fit (thus the achy lung thing.) I think I'll make an appt with the doctor too.<br><br>
And I'm glad I'm not the only one who's gained weight when baby starts solids. I've never read anywhere that you'll need less calories when baby starts eating..plus Sadie is a light eater.<br>
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That totally happened to me too. I lost all the pregnancy weight by about 6 months. Then after one year weight started creeping back up, because I was nursing less but I had become accustomed to eating SO much and it was hard to cut back.
 

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Ok. 2nd night of "test." I'm on day 3 without sugar. I just nursed for 45 minutes and am having the irritated lung feel that makes me feel like I could eat a 2nd meal. Instead of food, I took a hit of my occasional inhaler just to test if it's an allergy issue. Sadly, no. I didn't make a lick of difference. Now I'm going to go eat a bowl of cereal and see if I feel better :).
 

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I tried the asthma inhaler and it did nothing.<br>
But I found this old post and it appears I'm not alone with crazy sugar craving after the last big feed:<br><a href="http://www.bloggingbaby.com/2006/02/06/breastfeeding-cravings-different-than-pregnancy-cravings/#comments" target="_blank">http://www.bloggingbaby.com/2006/02/...ings/#comments</a><br><br>
Last night was the third night I didn't give in to the sugar monster! Maybe it will go away if I don't feed it.
 

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Thx for clearing that up...I was totally worried there for a bit that you werent breathing properly, curious to know what you doc thinks it is. I liked the link too, its <i>validation baby</i><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 
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