We've gone from one ounce bottles to the big mama jammers. Granted two days after purchasing every product our lactation consultant even semi suggested, we realized the one ouncers were more of a confidence builder than all that functional. None the less it was exciting to fill 'er up, my confidence was built.
The main reason James sleeps so well (praise the Lord) is because he can pack it in. That boy, much like the rest of his relatives loves to eat. He gets a bottle before bedtime from Josh and always polishes off at least 6 ounces, so this past weekend we did our final bottle upgrade to the 8 ouncers. I don't think they come larger than that.
Needless to say, this mama is having a hard time keeping up. I take herbal supplements and pump a few times a day after nursing sessions and before bed, but I always wonder how anyone gets far enough ahead that they can freeze any. I'm going to make a batch of lactation cookies as soon as I can buy all the ingredients at the health food store.
The positive side of all this nursing is burning all the calories. 20 calories burned per ounce times 42 ounces to feed my hungry man is 850 calories a day. We don't have a scale (need to get one) so I was curious to see where I weighed in at my 6 week appointment.
I had lost 60 pounds in six weeks. I'm still amazed. I weighed 4 pounds more at the end of my pregnancy than I did at the beginning. All my pre pregnancy cloths are much looser, but still...
I still need to loose a lot more weight to be healthier and I feel totally lumpy, but I'm going to continue my daily walks with James, nursing and I'm adding a water aerobics class in each week as well.
Ironically, I donated 30 boxes of smaller sized clothes while making way for baby. So I'm hoping to keep up with the weight loss and get new fun things to wear, since what's in my closet is all I've got.