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raindropsparkle November 19th, 2009 11:37 AM

Just found out I am pregnant! Now.. I need to know if I need extra vitamins etc since
 
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!!!!!!!

christylovesherbaby November 20th, 2009 03:41 PM

Re: Just found out I am pregnant! Now.. I need to know if I need extra vitamins etc s
 
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.

Fluga November 21st, 2009 03:31 PM

Re: Just found out I am pregnant! Now.. I need to know if I need extra vitamins etc s
 
I would just eat to hunger. When I was pregnant I would get hungry half an hour to an hour after eating a big meal. Usually eating something small like a banana was enough to feed that hunger.

As for the prenatals I would stick with just the normal. Just try to eat varied healthy diet, those vitamins are extra on top of what you are already getting out of your food.

raindropsparkle November 22nd, 2009 03:51 PM

Re: Just found out I am pregnant! Now.. I need to know if I need extra vitamins etc s
 
k thanks alot guys! :)


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