I disappear from my work desk every 2-3 hours or so, depending on the weight and cup size of my bra. If it goes up to E, which FYI means Enormous, that’s the time I need to scuttle to my hiding place and pump it out to protect my (meager) supply.
Due to baby boy’s feeding demand and innate strong appetite, my milk supply is in jeopardy. I need to eat more. I need to drink at least 2 liters of water + other liquids to produce milk. I need rest, sleep as much as possible…as if that is possible with baby, one other kid, a husband, a home to tend to plus a full time work six days a week!
Truth is, I am still breastfeeding and holding on to it (plan to hold onto it) as long as I can. Baby Ben is healthy, gaining weight despite my fear that my breastmilk might not be enough – these things can be tricky since we can’t see how much is exactly going into the baby’s system.
Thankfully, everything is well and we do not have to resort to formula. I do not want to go that route and neither does the babyboo too.
Here’s a shot of the healthy, happy boy to show you everything is just alright.
Before I forget – had to share something: if you’re a breastfeeding mom wanting to increase milk supply, I found that Fenugreek supplement helped a lot! Research has shown that it can increase milk supply up to 900 percent! The oil contained in fenugreek seeds is believed to play a role in boosting milk supply.
You can buy Fenugreek supplement in capsules at health stores.
The downside is that you might smell like maple syrup and that your burp would taste somewhat like celery! Actually, I don’t consider the maple smell a ‘downside’ because instead of getting stinky when I sweat, I smell like pancakes!