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    Hi everyone

    I am breastfeeding my 16 month old daughter and the past month she is demanding more milk.This means that I am breastfeeding her twice in an hour and this happens only in the afternoon.The thing is that my appetite has increased a lot and my weight is staying the same.I'm eating all the time and feeling more hungry than ever! I would like to ask if any other mom had the same issue and if so is this normal?

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    Sounds normal to me, as long as you are otherwise feeling healthy! Uptick in demand from the baby translates into higher calorie expenditure by mom.
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    This has been my experience with my nearly-15 month old. Sometimes I actually lose weight during the highest demand weeks, even this far into the game, and I too am eating constantly, whatever I want.
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    Do any of you still taking prenatal supplements? Or any supplements? In an effort to save money I stopped supplements months ago ( I still take 2000-3000 of Vitamin D drops per day and a probiotic). All those supplements get expensive and I'd rather try to just eat what I need. I wondered about the calcium and iron primarily. Share if you have any thoughts. I could ask a doctor but mostly I find they are focused on why I'm still bfing a 16 month old "so much".
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    I have continued prenatal vitamins. A lot of grocery chains with a pharmacy and drug stores (though more usually grocery chains) are offering them for free now with a prescription from your doc. That is how I get mine and is why I keep taking them. I would see if that is an option near you, and would take that instead of spending money on the Vitamin D drops (are they for you or your kiddo?). Instead of a probiotic supplement I would invest in tasty plain yogurt with live cultures.
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    Vitamin D is for me. He also gets some in his prescribed supplements (which is covered by his insurance). I can ask my new doc about prescribing prenatals although I didn't think they would do that for a non-pregnant woman.
    We and with our little monkey, born 9/30/2012.

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    It was my doc who actually suggested that I (and other breastfeeding mothers) stay on prenatals so long as I am nursing, so it couldn't hurt to try! Good luck.
    Mom to amazing twins!
    DD nursed for 3y5m, DS still occasionally stops by for a snack

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    I have continued with taking prenatal vitamins, too. Can't hurt, might help, so I have been okay with the continued expense.
    Apologies for the short responses! I'm usually responding one-handed on my smartphone!

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    I used to take prenatals, but I forget so frequently I no longer bother. Probably a good idea though.

    The increased appetite, etc. sound normal to me. It wasn't until after DS turned 2 and was down to around 3-5 feeds/day that my appetite slowed down. Even now I can lose weight fairly rapidly on around 1700 calories/day.

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    When I gave birth my doctor said to stop using prenatal vitamins but I think I am going to start taking the iron supplement again because when I get my period I'm feeling a little dizzy on the first day.I guess taking the vitamins can't hurt anyone especially in periods when the baby is in higher demand of milk.

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