So, I’m here…I swear. I’ve been in that first few month baby haze where days both fly by and take forever. I’ve been more active on Facebook, so if you are missing me, come on over, but I’m going to do my best to start posting more.
So for a short update related to my post today, my almost-5 month old isn’t gaining weight…whose genes did this guy get?? So we’ve started him on Zantac for reflux because he was spitting up a ton (but super happy!) after ruling out a ton of other things. We also have increased how much he’s getting in his bottles at daycare, which means I’m trying hard to keep up.
I’m eating a lot and not really counting my containers as I had been…but still trying to keep it to clean foods that make me feel GOOD. I’m not losing weight, which is something I’d expected to be the same this time around. I can’t lose weight without losing supply, but good choices and habits never hurt!
So, if you found me because you have trouble with your supply or can’t lose weight while breastfeeding…welcome! I’m here, virtually holding hands with you. Know that you can still make whatever your breastfeeding goals are even when it isn’t easy, but I’ll never judge you for supplementing or stopping. We all make the best decision we can for us and our families!
Here is a list of some foods said to boost milk supply. I’ve been including a lot of these in my diet and I do find them helpful!
- Water…all the water
- Brewer’s Yeast
- Dark, leafy greens
- Green Papaya (haven’t tried this yet! Have you?)
- Chick Peas
- Raw Nuts
- Greek yogurt
- Water…worth another mention!
I make these Shakeology Boobie Bites to help me from grazing for less healthy options and they’re delicious and milk boosting. You can still have them if you aren’t breastfeeding, but if no one who will be eating them is, just leave out the flaxseeds and Brewer’s yeast for a treat! Two of these would be a yellow on the 21 Day Fix or other container based plans.
Shakeology Boobie Bites
(per 12 servings)
1 Cup Chocolate Shakeology
1 Cup All-Natural Nut Butter (I used peanut)
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 Cup Pure Honey
2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseeds
2 Tbsp Brewer’s Yeast
Mix all ingredients.
Roll into 1 inch balls (I use my hands!)
Place on wax paper and refrigerate or freeze. Or eat right after!
Have you dealt with low supply (or just low pumping output!)? I’d love to hear your story!