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3/12/11 3:28 P

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I just wanted to say a BIG KUDOS to all the nursing moms and those nursing toddlers, WOW! Everywhere else you hear about people stopping at 6w, 3m and 6m. I'm amazed and impressed!

I'm also nursing a toddler (14m) and I KNOW its not always easy!

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3/9/11 7:53 A

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I'm nursing my 17 month old. I'm still in the adjustment period. Its really hard for me to find a good balance between eating the right amounts/calories - overeating - and undereating. At this point I think I may have to up my calories a bit again.

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3/9/11 1:53 A

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i'm nursing a toddler. she will be 3 in june. she's still going strong and i don't know if she will ever wean. since i had a hysterctomy last year and am in menopause, i take domperidone twice a day to keep my supply up, especially when i'm on hormone replacement therapy.

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3/8/11 9:45 P

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Lilabugmama, I completely hear you. I feel the same way, when mine is teething or, in a rare occasion (like now) she's actually under the weather. She wants nothing but milk, milk, milk - and I certainly want to give it to her. However, I'm clear that this leaves me feeling more hungry than I typically would ever be - and I don't always make the best food choices when I'm on the run; hence my current predicament.

Is anyone here on the toddler conversation back to their pre-pregnancy weight while still breastfeeding?

Thank you!

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3/8/11 8:15 P

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So far my supply has been ok, fingers crossed. I'm guessing the first few pounds will be easy but then my body may want to hold onto some extra fat for milk production....? Lately she has been nursing a lot due to teething.....I feel drained!!!!

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3/8/11 8:56 A

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My two-and-a-half year old weaned about 4 months ago. While trying to lose weight I found I had to eat about 200 extra calories a day so that my supply wasn't affected. He nursed 3-4 times a day usually.

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3/7/11 10:11 P

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Hi, I am still breastfeeding my 16-month old. I can hardly believe it; I remember not thinking I could make it through three months, let alone 16, yet here we are. And she shows no signs of wanting to stop, which also is surprising because otherwise she's very independent and feisty. Her still wanting to nurse has been my excuse for not losing the last 12 pounds after pregnancy. . . I remember hearing that you shouldn't lose the last 10 (or perhaps couldn't, without affecting your supply). I also have heard that once you've been doing it this long, dropping below that doesn't matter. I'm thrilled to have a space where I can hear what real moms are experiencing around this. And with the Spring weather peeking through, I'm feeling frisky and want to work out more than I have in probably two years. So thank you, all, for taking the time to share here. :-)

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3/7/11 5:36 P

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My littlest will be 2 on April Fools.

It really depends how much overweight you are. If you have a lot of extra weight, your milk supply will likely be unaffected no matter how much you restrict, so long as you are drinking enough water. If you are close to goal, you may want to be more careful. And if you are exercising a lot, factor that in, too.

Sometimes when your little one is fussy at the breast, it can be the taste of your milk. I've heard of many cases of babies not wanting to nurse after mom has exercised because the breast tastes salty. Garlic and onions are another thing that can trigger babies to dislike the milk. My mother, who nursed all 11 of us, swore that cinnamon bugged our digestion, but I never noticed anything with mine.




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3/1/11 3:36 P

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I will soon be nursing a toddler! My LO's birthday is in just a few days!! :)

Thanks for posting this question. I was wondering the same thing.

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3/1/11 2:35 P

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Thanks for all the great info,it's hard to find much information on nursing toddlers to begin with yet alone weight loss and nursing!
Happy March!

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3/1/11 11:46 A

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I am BFing my 23 month old. He nurses mostly overnight, and on the weekends. So, probably 2-5 times a day. It ranges a lot. My current range is 1700-2000, and I'm losing on that. But I had to play with that range a lot before I finally figured it out. Higher ranges were fine for my supply, but I was not losing (or even gaining) weight. I try to stick closer to the 1700 most days, and go up to the 2000 when I do an intense workout like HIIT or strength training. For awhile there, LO started getting fussy at the breast, so I upped my calories a bit for a few days and that helped. I think more important than the actual # is just keeping an eye on LO, and seeing if you're losing weight. You can tweak it as you go.

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2/28/11 11:32 P

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My toddler is 17 months and I've slowly lowered my calories as she got bigger, but she nurses a ton so I don't want to dry up my supply. I was slowly losing weight while maintaining my supply, but I'm pregnant again now so who knows what's going to happen there! Anyway, if you notice your supply is starting to dip and everything else is the same, then I would bump up your calories.

I lost 106 pounds on Sparkpeople from January 2007 to December 2008, then my first daughter was born in September 2009, and my second in November 2011...needless to say, it's time to lose the baby weight!


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2/28/11 9:26 P

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I'm still nursing my 19 mos old. The extra calories is really dependent on how much they are nursing, not really how old they are. My LO still nurses A LOT, for about 75% of her intake so I'm conscious of eating enough to keep my supply up.
But if the child is only nursing 1-2x per day, then the extra calories are not as important and you may not need to add any or just add a small amt.

You need to watch your supply and gage your calorie intake for your needs.

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2/28/11 8:58 P

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My little one is 13 months and we are still going strong breastfeeding, she doesn't seem to be ready to wean, which is fine with me :)
How many extra calories do toddler breastfeeding moms need? I know the extra 300-500 rule, but doesn't that apply more to babies under one year?

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