Thank you for doing that.
One more thing, regarding skipping breakfast. I've done this off and on over the years, at times when I was nursing and had "baby weight" to lose. It's amazing how NOT hungry I was (once my body adjusted). Once I got down to a fairly low BMI (about 20), I started to notice that it became more difficult to feed the ravaging beast that is my appetite during breastfeeding, so I abandoned this practice as it was easier to fullfill my calorie needs over several meals than just 2 large ones.
My question is this, are you aware of any evidence that skipping breakfast (essentially fasting for 15-18 hours every day, assuming you eat your last meal around 6 or 7 and then eat lunch the next day at noon) has impact on milk production? From my research, I can only find evidence that says that milk production is based mainly on the frequency of the nursing (the demand essentially creates the supply) and that the mothers diet, while not unimportant, does not hugely affect the nutrient ratios or quality of the milk, or even volume of the milk. The only other thing that I've read is that it is not advised that mothers who want to lose weight (I still have a few pounds to go) go below 1500-1800 calories (and most need to be on this upper end) in order to get nutrients needed to support mother and baby.
I EASILY consume this amount of calories between 2 meals and a snack or two, and figure that as long as I'm getting a proper diet with adequate calories (I figure I'm in the 1900-2300 calorie a day range) on a daily basis it doesn't matter if I'm eating breakfast or not. I'm a correct in this logic? I've heard all sorts of anectodal advice, like, "you have to eat every few hours because your baby does and your milk production will suffer otherwise," or, "if you're losing weight, you're not getting enough calories for your baby's milk" but I don't find this to jibe with what my experience has been. What are prenatal fat stores for anyway if they aren't to be used?? I have been losing about .5-2 lbs. consistently for the past 4 months and have never had a problem with nursing or milk production, despite the fact that I don't follow the recommendation to eat every few hours AND I've been eating fewer calories than my body is burning (hence the fairly steady weight loss).
My reasons, as I've stated before, for not eating breakfast, is that it fits better into my schedule (I feel like my life doesn't revolve around my or my kids eating schedules), I feel like I have more energy, and I'd rather eat a bit bigger lunch and dinner than smaller 3 or more meals.
Any light you could shed on the subject would be much appreciated. I have my personal experience of doing this with 3 of my babies, but I'd like to know if there is any science or research on the matter.