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Is it just me or is breastfeeding making you eat more?

I am constantly shoving food in my mouth. I feel like I have an eating disorder or something. Hell I didn't eat this much when I was pregnant.

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Asked by nicjon at 7:27 PM on Dec. 19, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I tended to drink more. I wanted water all the time! I did tend to want snacks during night feedings though, I dunno if it was related or just because it was night adn I was awake...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:28 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I've always become ferociously hungry while breastfeeding, its the only downfall for me. After the baby starts eating solids I regain control of my appetite, for me thats around 10- 13 months. On average, my kids wean around 2.5 years. After the first 10- 13 months, I start to lose weight... :) So I'm excited!!!!

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    Answer by 4heartbeats at 7:32 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I did eat more and drink more while I was nursing.

    Answer by coala at 9:12 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Yes, I eat more due to nursing. I need to go on a diet though. I weigh almost as much as I did at the very end of my pregnancy.

    Answer by SapphireMomma at 9:13 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Well it does take more out of you to produce breastmilk...something like 500 extra calories a day. So yeah, that's pretty normal. I felt the same way, I was always more thirsty too. I had to have a lot to drink and at least a snack every time baby ate!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I don't feel hungry but I am thirsty all of the time.

    Answer by khedy at 11:35 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • It's not just you!

    Answer by shanapiv at 12:18 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • You're trying to get the nutrients back in your body from the breast feeding! Totally normal.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 2:57 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

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