I've been breastfeeding for almost 14 months now and Olivia has shown little sign of wanting to wean. It's incredible to me how far we have come, especially considering the struggles we had in the beginning.
Olivia was born on June 15, 2015, via c-section after over 24 hours of being induced, contractions without relief, back-labour, and pushing. We had difficulties with latching and I worried that she was not getting enough to eat but we were released from the hospital. The public health nurse came to our home when Olivia was 4 days old and told us that she was jaundiced, that she was losing too much weight, and that we needed to supplement with formula.
Weeks passed. She beat jaundice, started gaining weight like a champ, and soon was exclusively breastfed. But I constantly worried - often at 2am - if my milk supply was substantial enough to sustain her. When I began my own health journey to lose weight when she was a few months old, I worried about how this would affect her. But I managed to maintain my milk supply, all while losing 40 pounds, and continue to nurse our energetic toddler to this day! So, here are my tips and tricks for all those nursing mamas who worry about their babies food supply and may want to start shedding that baby weight!
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