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Overeating after baby delivery.


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    Overeating after baby delivery.

    Hi,

    My wife delivered a baby though C-section. That was almost 14 months ago.
    She plans to shop breast feeding in about a week's time now.

    I noticed that ever since the delivery of the baby, she started to over eat. I was ok with that for about 4-5 months after delivery as any restriction would affect both mother and baby. But after this period any attempt by me to convince her not to over eat has failed. Till now she has been given breastfeeding as an excuse. As a result she is literally having pot belly.

    For the past several months now where I ask her to reduce her food intake, she keeps telling me that she needs to eat well as she has to take care of the baby as well as the house work. I have suggested simple techniques like take 1 glass of water before lunch and dinner which she is quiet reluctant.

    To give an over view of my wife (age 28), she is a house wife and this is our first baby and a boy. We live in a individual house in Bangalore. We never had a house maid Her house work comprises of washing about 1/2 bucket of clothes every morning (have washing machine for pants and heavy clothes), doing the house dishes 2 times in a day, prepare breakfast and lunch for a family of 3(herself, me and my mother).
    My mother takes care of purchasing times from the outside and also helps where with food preperation.

    We generally have south indian style food and generally have tiffen (dosa, chapathi) for breakfast, rice with some curry for lunch and dinner.

    As mentioned earlier, she is under the impression that the house work which she does is a lot and that it would not be possible for her to perform the tasks if she reduces the food intake.

    I have tried to convince that the work that she is doing above are common work which most house wife do and that they are able to do so without overeating. And that even most working women manage to have a baby, do the home tasks and still go to work. She hits back at me saying that I only think in my point of view and never consider her situation.

    Want to know from experts as to who is right?

    If I am right, how do I convince that it is for her good that I am trying to suggest her to reduce her food intake.

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    Re: Overeating after baby delivery.

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    Re: Overeating after baby delivery.

    Hi Marimuthu,

    Welcome to penmai.

    Please check for the sugar tests, for your wife, immediately.

    For the first time, GTT ( GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST) has to be taken. Either you can consult a General physician or you can go to the lab, to take this test. If in the lab, they insist, for the prescription of the doctor, get one, from the General practitioner.

    Because, on the onset of Diabetes, one would feel very hungry and will not at all be satisfied with the intake of food.

    If the sugar levels are normal, then you can proceed with the consultation of ENDOCRINOLOGIST, for further investigation, since some hormone levels would have created this problem.

    Even if the sugar levels are abnormal, you can consult the same specialist.

    Please do this immediately.


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    Re: Overeating after baby delivery.

    Hi Jayanthy,

    Thanks for the quick response.

    Till now i was not aware that this eating habit could have any possible link as stated above at least at such young age. Really an eye opener.
    Planning to visit the Gynecologist whom we have been consulting though her pregnancy tomorrow.
    I hope that she is able to figure out if it an issue with the uncontrolled food intake or indeed some issue caused by hormones.
    Hope that is fine or you guys insist on visiting an specialist?

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    Re: Overeating after baby delivery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marimuthu.r View Post
    Hi Jayanthy,

    Thanks for the quick response.

    Till now i was not aware that this eating habit could have any possible link as stated above at least at such young age. Really an eye opener.
    Planning to visit the Gynecologist whom we have been consulting though her pregnancy tomorrow.
    I hope that she is able to figure out if it an issue with the uncontrolled food intake or indeed some issue caused by hormones.
    Hope that is fine or you guys insist on visiting an specialist?


    It is fine to consult the Gynaecologist.

    Please follow the instructions of hers.

    You can also ask her, whether you can check for the diabetes,because, nowadays,some doctors do not say all the necessary things.

    Even if she is not suggesting, there is nothing wrong in checking the GTT.

    Whenever , irrespective of age, we find over eating, lot of thirst or increase in frequency of urination, we ourselves can go and check for Diabetes.

    Nowadays, this is quite common even in youngsters.


    Jayanthy



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