Did anyone have a small appetite in the weeks after giving birth?

I can eat a banana and a handful of crackers and be set for the day. I know that this is unhealthy but with the demands of the new baby I don't think about eating and don't even feel hungry.

Is this normal?

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girlneffy

Asked by girlneffy at 10:08 PM on Jan. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes i went though that it is like you are trying to be supper mom i drank more than i ate for like the 1st month. i think it is normal i did it.
    Wyattsmom205

    Answer by Wyattsmom205 at 10:11 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

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  • i didnt get my appetite for the first month pp
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 10:11 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

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  • Yayyyy you had your baby! How are you doing?

    I almost passed out many many times because I forgot to eat. I was running on pure adrenaline the first week. It was HELL.

    Now I'm nearly a month postpartum and I eat a little TOO much. Get someone to get you some Ensure if you can. It'll help you get nutrients even though you're not eating a lot. I promise, it'll all get better. Next week you'll have a lot more figured out :D
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:23 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

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  • Thanks, all is well here! Just have my hands full, as you know all too well!
    girlneffy

    Answer by girlneffy at 10:30 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

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  • Completely normal, I had no appetite for the first few weeks, there is just so much to do and think about!! I bought some instant breakfast packets that you mix with milk and they have vitamins and protein and stuff that way i got some nutrition! Good luck
    newmommyrn

    Answer by newmommyrn at 11:52 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

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