Thank you to Evivo for sponsoring today’s posts. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
Breastfeeding is hard. SO hard. For me, anyways. I realize it’s not that way for everyone, but for me, it has been. Blaire wasn’t exclusively breastfed past day 3 and Ben only was for the first few weeks. I have one lazy boob that barely makes anything. I am uncomfortable nursing in public and when company is over I felt (and still feel) rude going into another room to nurse. My supply isn’t enough to NOT supplement with formula and honestly I’m okay with that. Going back to work at 12 weeks with both of my babies was tough and stressful, and with that stress, both times I’ve lost more of my supply.
I have mixed feelings about my dwindling milk supply. I’ve tried supplements. I’ve tried oatmeal, and drinking water and eating cookies. I can see a little bit of a difference, but is it worth driving myself crazy to go from pumping one ounce (every 3-4 hours) to two ounces? But… if I do all of those things, I may get 3 or 4 ounces and that’s SO exciting! But those times are few and far between. Most days I am CRAZY busy all day at work, it’s hard to make myself step away from my desk to get water (P.S. I also HATE water, so I have to make sure I keep something around to flavor it with. AH, I’m a weirdo, I know). So then I’m back to the one ounce.