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I nurse and am pregnant? I notice that the last couple days I have been STARVING!!!!!!!!! I wasn't this way with my first. I don't if it's cause I am making milk, preggo, and need nutrients for myself so it's harder work, or if it's cause it's a different sex this time or what! But I just wanted to do what's best. I am not a believer in "eat all you want cause you gotta excuse being preggo" I like to stay healthy but I DO wanna eat *enough* for my personal needs. So how do I know when to give into these urges? I know if i JUST ate a meal 30 minutes ago and then start getting the major hunger pains, it can't be that I need to eat again, can it? And do I need more vitamins than just my reg prenatal? I hope someone can help...all dr's seem to wanna just tell you to wean. I plan to nurse my 18month till she is 2 and who knows..maybe she will wanna stop before then. Thanks!!!!!!!
Congratulations! I did some reading on the topic, and the recommendations are vague. They caution against extra prenatals because too much vitamin A is bad for the fetus. However, extra folic acid was recommended. You will likely need extra calories depending on how often your LO currently nurses (as much as 500 cal above what you need for the pregnancy). Congrats again.