I just feel that I don't have enough time - for the husband and much less for myself!
During the workday, I make sure I try to go home on time so I could spend a couple of hours with A, and put him to bed. Then it's time to have my last pump at about 9pm before I just want to zone out and crash. The boy wakes up at least 3 times ever since his last leap when he learnt how to stand. Additionally, he fell really ill for the first time (i.e. antibiotics). Prior to that, he cries 1-2 times but easily soothed with pacifier or with some milk. Because of these frequent interrupted sleep, the man and I took turns to fall ill as well, and it is difficult to recover. I still have the head colds and occasionally coughing spells.
On weekends, our schedule revolves around family events, and then I try to plan so that A can try to get a nap or 2 as well as to plan our routes throughout the day so I would end up somewhere comfortable to pump when I needed to. Often the nap part fails,…
I have been eating Quest nutrition protein bars for years! I love the taste and they are less guilty than the real deal. The flavours are pretty spot on and they are available at iherb.com. I recently shared about this site as well.
I eat at least one of them a day to satisfy that sweet tooth. My favourites so far are the cinnamon roll and smores. But I'm excited that a new flavour has been launched and can't wait for the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip flavour to arrive!
If you are a breastfeeding mommy or pumping mommy, you will understand when you find a milk booster, it's like striking lottery, right?
So my hub has actually been drinking this V-Soy multigrain for quite some time, so it has a regular appearance in our fridge. I tried it but found it to be too sweet on so I never drank it after.
One fine day, I had a small play date at my place, and I served this drink to the mommies (because all rejected my first beverage of choice - coffee) to them. One of them reported that she had higher output and that struck up a lot of other mommies' interest to try (including myself!). Glad to report, it does help me, but not exponentially as I still don't take a lot of it, just a small cup. What a small cup did for me - I take a shorter time to pump the same volume and at sometimes I do get about 10-15ml more. I reckon if I do drink a bigger cup of it, it would be even better? But no, I didn't choose to do that because it is very cal…