Pregnant and nursing mothers need more than 80-95g of carbs per day unless they are overweight/obese (and even then dropping too low can affect milk supply). Try upping your daily carbs to 125g and see how that is, and if it's still not enough then go to 150g.
Originally Posted by avocadogirl
Your body is burning 300-600 calories per day in nursing - that puts you into the 'marathon runner' category when it comes to the Carbohydrate Curve. In my experience (nursed two children for a total of 5+ years combined) and doing a primal pregnancy, I need a LOT more carbs or else I don't have what my body needs.
They don't have to be grain-based (though if need be you can add quinoa or white rice per Mark's food pyramid). I will get myself over the hump from 100ish carbs to 150ish carbs with some raisins, an extra piece of fruit, sweet potato hash, etc...
When your little one weans or is only nursing once or twice a day then 85-90g might be appropriate, but right now you need more and that's ok.
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