Thanks you and others! I'm so glad it was my 2nd time or I don't think I'd have made it this whole time. With DD it was for half a school year not all year. It hasn't been easy, but it's worth it for my boy.I can imagine! I'm so impressed by working moms who pump this long. It takes commitment.
I'm not sure exactly, but it's closer to 2000 or a little more, so I doubt that's a problem. I've been trying to eat more fruits and veggies (they are 0 points)...just healthier in general.Do you know roughly how many calories you're getting a day? 1800 calories per day is the minimum recommended for nursing mothers, but unless you're falling below 1500 it's unlikely to affect your milk supply. The greater concern is nutrient deficiencies. So of course it's important to be eating a varied diet and nutrient-dense foods when you're trying to lose weight (but it doesn't have to include an extra milk serving ).
That's what he's assuming. Since milk intake is the only thing they can't measure exactly then they figure that must be the problem. He used the 5oz 5X as an estimate. I know he probably gets more than 5oz in the morning, but he probably gets less when I get home from work. He almost refuses to nurse from during the 3-4pm feeding now. At first I thought it was low milk supply during that time, but I've purposely didn't pump later in the day at work and could feel I was pretty full and he still wouldn't nurse. Sometimes he'll nurse for a second and then let go....letting milk drip out.5oz 5X? Is he assuming that each feeding at the breast is also 5 oz?
Thanks again for everyone's help. I know that he's healthy. He doesn't look "skinny." Actually, a few weeks ago someone asked me if he is off the charts (high end). He has a belly and little rolls on his thighs. He's developing well. At his weight-in he was also getting over his 1st cold (considering how often I have been sick bfing is helping) , so that might have contributed. I just like to be sure he is getting enough from me. He now wakes up and eats again between 10-12 and, as always, can nurse as often as he wants on weekends.