I am breastfeeding my 18 month old. At around 15 months my period came back and since then I am gaining so much weight. It cannot be simple because I am eating higher calories in comparison to milk production. True I am not producing that much milk as my son is nursing less than before but I know I am not eating that much to warrant this extraordinary weight gain.
Plus I am just not feeling fit and healthy. I have lost lean muscle, my workouts are suffering not able to perform, sprint, or so anything I used to do earlier well.
I was in much better shape during pregnancy and one year post partum than I am now.
I feel sluggish and bloated and my health is really suffering.
I am quite sure it is linked to hormones from extended breastfeeding. Now that my supply has dwindled I may be estrogen dominant and lacking in nutrients? Anyone experienced this?