|Doesn't that smile just make nursing worth it?|
Also, my milk supply noticeably decreased as soon as I started going back to work. I've been desperately trying to maintain my supply at least. It's still decreasing as we speak, but I like to keep the faith. So far, here's what I do.
|I take supplements - galactogogues they call them or food that supposedly help increase milk supply. At one point, I was so desperate, I was simultaneously taking lactation treats, oatmeal, oat cookies, malunggay tea and malunggay capsules. I find that the best supplement is old school - just boil malunggay leaves in water and drink that like you would drink tea. This makes my milk extra creamy.|
|I religiously pump milk at work at intervals of not more than 5 hours. If my schedule permits, I pump milk at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.|
I originally hoped to nurse Izik for at least 6 months. But breastfeeding has been so beneficial and enjoyable for us both that I now hope to nurse Izik until he's at least a year old. As it goes for most of this parenting thing, we'll have to play it by ear.
|You and me, buddy. You and me.|