BIG appetite after baby

Laura - posted on 01/29/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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i had my third baby 2 months ago and my apetite has change dramatically. i used to be satisfied with just a small salad and now i can eat a whole steak to myself......and im eating without being hungry sometimes....my husand and my daddy think that since my last 2 pregnancies were soo close together and bad that the food i couldnt eat then, i can now eat is why im doing this....is this normal? will it go away? im trying to cut back and im doing better, but that temptation is still there.

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Jillian - posted on 06/08/2014

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my son will be 7 months in 2 weeks and i have GAINED about 20lbs since giving birth. I was very proud of myself because at my 1st post-pardon appt with my OB, i had lost all my baby weight (22lbs). I've basically gained it all back, I am constantly snacking on stuff, and now that I am not working, its getting worse! Any suggestions on why the increased appetite? And nope no breastfeeding!

Vegemite - posted on 01/29/2010

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If your breast feeding you'll need extra calories, also having pregnancies close together your body will lack or crave iron and other nutrients which is why you want steak. Try asking your doctor for the best vitamins he recommends and have that steak, just a light cut and plate of vegies. Worked for me good luck

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Stephanie - posted on 10/11/2016

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Im going through the same thing, I had my baby 3 months ago and my appetite is ridiculously large! Im Plus size any way and love to eat food but now its like im eating with no end in sight, cravings are not satisfied ugh! and im not breastfeeding either, im on Birth control pills but I was for 10 years before the baby. Let me know if you find the answer lol...

Melissa - posted on 01/29/2010

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I am the same way. I had my baby 7 weeks ago, and I am constantly eating. I am nursing, so I am sure that is why. Your body needs so much more callorie's and carbs, because you burn so much off when you nurse.

Tamara - posted on 01/29/2010

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I feel the same way!! I had my first 3 months ago and I feel like I'm eating everything in sight! Do you get the depo shot for birthcontrol? One of the side effects is increased appetite...I wonder if it's from that or if it has to do with just having the baby? I'm not sure.

Nikole - posted on 01/29/2010

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Are you breastfeeding? Sometimes this can cause you to eat much more because your body needs the extra calories!

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