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    Default Breast feeding= sweet tooth

    Has anyone ever found that they have an insatiable sweet tooth when breast feeding? I've just polished off a terrible amount of chocolate, a glass of cordial and I still crave something g sweet.

    I remember it being the same when I bf my boys too.

    Only thing is, I worry that all this sugar is upsetting dd's tummy. I know our bodies automatically put the best into our milk, and outside of the sugar I do eat quite well...

    Is this a normal thing for breast feeding, or just my own little quirk?

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    It was normal for me as well. I remember polishing off a whole white chocolate mud cake when DD was 3 weeks old! It was supposed to be shared with my visiting FIL! oops

    Hmmm mudcake.....

    Is there anything specifically that makes you think its upsetting her tummy?

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    I'm generally more of a savoury person but have definitely been having specific sweet cravings but wasn't sure whether exhaustion was making me want a pick me up.
    I've been lucky in that BF allows me more flexibility calorie wise so it hasn't made a difference but I feel a little silly because its not something I would usually do and know its not good for my body.

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    no not at all. i ate as per usual.

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    Tim tam ball, what tim tam ball?

    Yes with all 6 of mine.

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    I had a massive sweet tooth while pregnant with both my boys, but I also when BFing. I think like a PP said, with the BFing it's more to do with tiredness and wanting a bit of energy.

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    Mmm tim tams!

    Well Smallpotatoes, she has demonstrated terrible tummy pains- yesterday and the night before she barely slept and was crying all day, which made me wonder if it wasn't just gas, but also too much sugar, but who knows really?

    Wonder why it's sugar we crave? Why not celery?!

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    not at all
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    I had a terrible sweet tooth when I was pregnant with DD3. The whole time I was eating lollies and chocolates. I ate half a chocolate bar during labour (bub was already out, but waiting on the placenta). After labour was finished (placenta had come, and I had already breastfed bub) I went to finish off the chocolate bar, and couldn't stomache the thought. I was completely uninterested in sweets for a couple of months afterwards.

    PS: DD3 is a massive sweet tooth, so I believe my sweet tooth during her pregnancy is related to that the question is:
    * Was it because I indulged in sweets whilst I was pregnant that bub got used to sweets and thus is now a sweet tooth, or
    * Was it that bub was genetically a sweet tooth and thus her needs influenced my pregnancy cravings?

    I'm sure it is one or the other, but which one?

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    Dd is 16 weeks o haven't been able to have chocolate at all. Makes her so unsettled and whingey


 

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