BEST foods while Breastfeeding!
I plan on giving it my all nursing.. I would love to know key foods to get while doing so.. I realize being healthy now and then is SO important.. I just didn't know if anything you felt is SUPER important! I also know eating often and regularly is important too! Plus loads of h2o, which I am certain I have that covered.. but any foods? Help a Mama to be out!
The best advice is to eat healthy like you are now. What you eat can effect your supply, but not as much as nursing frequency does. As inconvenient as pumping is I really needed my pump in those early days. Once my girl was 4 weeks we introduces the bottle. I pumped once a day and my husband have her a bottle. I learned how much she ate and what normal production for me was. If I seemed low one day I could pump right after nursing a few times to increase my supply. It gave me piece of mind and gave me a break from nursing every once and a while. I still pump a few times a week to keep a bottle in the fridge invade my supply drops or if I'm gone. It's a lifesaver!
Thanks so much for those food tips.. I will completely note them and stock up! :)
And I LOVED your pumping tip and story.. a lot of my girlfriends make me think pumping is impossible while I BF too.. but I really want to try to get a system going, so, like you.. my husband can feed from time to time and I can have a supply on hand.. your story has given me hope!
We weaned of the shield in about a month and now she nurses great! I'm glad I had it. I don't really know why they are considered bad.