Breastfeeding cravings different than pregnancy cravings?
I've been breastfeeding Truman for nine months, and I'm still hungry all. the. time. But my cravings are far different than during pregnancy. When I was pregnant, I craved carbohydrates, dairy, protein, and vegetables. I couldn't get enough greens and I wanted cream cheese on everything. After I got over my initial nausea I wanted to eat sausage constantly.
I'm still in need of much protein (beef, I love you, oh, how I love you) but my major craving is sweets. I've noticed that I get these cravings most keenly right after I put Truman down from a long breastfeeding jag. Right now, as I'm typing, I'm jittery even though I just ate two macadamia white chocolate chip cookies. I need more sugar. NOW.
(And yes, I'm trying to eat fruit when I crave sugar, but it's hard: I really just want
chocolate, cookies, cake.) Did you have different cravings during pregnancy and breastfeeding? And was anyone
else such a sugar freak?
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