How to Get my appetite back! - FamilyEducation
How to Get my appetite back!
05/30/2008 at 13:49 PM

Ever since I gave birth 4 months ago..I haven't been eating right...I'll eat two meals per day...Im underweight to begin with. Before I was pergnant, I was 100 pound. I was 135, by the end of my pregnancy. Then 109. And know Im 104.....I've seen a nutritionist. Im just desperate. I dont want to go back to 100 pound...I want to go up to atleast 110 pounds.

Are you breastfeeding? If so, you really need to make sure you are eating properly. Even if you are not breastfeeding, you need to be fit to look after any child, especially one so young. What did the nutritionist advise? Instead of normal meals, why don't you have small nutritionally balanced healthy snacks several times a day. Top up every few hours with fruit, lean meat, plenty milk, juices etc.

My thoughts exactly about the breastfeeding. I remember my mom's dr recommending a supplement called Ensure. It's a thick liquid that comes in a can (like formula). It may even come in different flavors. Anyway, it helps you put weight on, and it's nutritious. I wld run it past your dr first. You can find it in most grocery stores and pharmacies. I hope this helps.

Are you feeling sad? Do you have any idea why you are unable to eat? Is it just that you don't want to eat or do you throw up? The "ensure" is a great idea. Make sure there is plenty of the things you LIKE to eat in the house so that you won't choose not to eat because there is nothing you like.