I'm breastfeeding and it's awesome and all, but it's creating an issue. I have now dropped below my ideal weight and have gotten underweight. I was 120 pre-pregnancy and my ideal weight is about 115. I had dropped down to 101 the other day and my skinny pants are hanging off of my legs and I look kindof like I'm dying or something.
I eat enough calories, but I eat a really high fiber, lots of vegetables and whole grains, diet. I don't know how I could eat more. I eat every 3 hours with him during the day, sometimes more, and a good sized dinner and then a snack at night. I don't want to start eating a ton of junk food like my doctor suggested, but I don't know how else to up my weight.
I've caved some and have been eating a huge bowl of ice cream at night for a few days but I have now lost yet another pound.
It's NOT my thyroid.
If you had this happen, what would/did you do??
Asked by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Oct. 31, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by LeanneC at 2:59 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
No it hasn't happened to me, lol. I would get some weight gainer from GNC and make a shake a day for a week and see if that helps to maintain the weight. Then increase it by one more to increase the weight until you reach your ideal weight. Good luck
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 4:00 PM on Oct. 31, 2009