Breastfeeding And Weight Gain

Before I get into this, I realize that this is completely a first world problem. I just want to know if anyone else has had a similar experience or thoughts/opinions.


-I have been eating primalish/whole foods since about 2011. 

-Gave birth to first child in June 2015, did not gain any extra weight in pregnancy. 

-Have gained probably 15 pounds in the following 9 months. No huge dietary changes.

- Sleep is a little more fragmented, but not hugely - we co-sleep. 


It is such a cliche to say that if you breastfeed, the weight will fall right it has been so interesting trying to make sense of what is happening in my body hormonally; have not found a lot of great resources yet. 


Has anyone else had a similar experience? 


  • Sometimes pregnancy and childbirth will do a number on the thyroid.  I would find a good endochronologist that understands TSH, T3, RT3, TSI, and TPOab (anti-TG, anti-TPO).  If you doctor does not know all of these tests and how to interpret them, they are wasting your time and money. 

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