I’m happy to report that we are all back home from the hospital and settling in. I had a follow-up blood pressure check this morning and everything is looking great! I’ll continue to monitor my pressure at home 3x a day (and be on the lookout for any swelling or headaches) for a few weeks and if all goes well, we should be in the clear, AND I’ll be able to avoid the pressure meds! Feeling very blessed! Speaking of blessings and abundance:
I pump every 3 hours for 15-30 minutes, even through the night (sometimes I stretch it out to every 5 hours over night) to keep my nipples stimulated. And I eat erry’thing and drink water around the clock! Max has a tongue tie (like me and Gia) so I’ve been exclusively pumping since he was 3 days old. I also enjoy a cup of tea each morning to promote healthy milk production (I steep 1/2 tablespoon of the below mix per 8oz of water)-
½ cup red raspberry leaf ½ cup dried nettle leaf ¼ cup fenugreek seeds ¼ cup fennel seeds ¼ cup alfalfa leaf ¼ cup dried chamomile flowers ¼ cup dandelion leaf
I order all organic from mountain rose herbs. I got the recipe from a friend (hey, Alicia!) and it’s delicious and effective (and tastes way better than fenugreek tea on its own)! I pump around 45 ounces a day now and if my BF’ing experiences with Gia are any indication (6 years ago), I’ll be pumping a lot more by the 1st month!