Your DH is working from 6 am to 10 pm, right? That, right there, is going to really cut down on the amount of time you have to be intimate. But your mom lives with you- that, in a way, could be an opportunity. What if, on one of your DH's days off, your mom took the baby for a looooong walk? Or, what if one night a week your mom went to bed really early and the living room was reserved for you and our DH, so that you could have a "date night" at home? When my parents come to visit, I always feel like the common areas of my house aren't a place where my DH and I can be together as a couple. We're always adjusting our behavior to be considerate of my parents- no swearing, no groping, etc.!Intimacy is a huge issue and a main reason... or even some babyless cuddling once in a while would be nice.
If having baby in your bed is causing issues with being intimate, you might want to get a futon for the floor. That way you could have an alternate place to sleep with baby, or to- ahem- bounce around with your husband.
The large dose of caffeine may be a problem for nursing, since caffeine is a diuretic and that could impact supply (it's also why this supplement would cause rapid fluid weight loss), and some babies react negatively to mom's caffeine intake. I looked at the ingredient list, and there are not actually any thyroid hormones in the supplement- just 2 ingredients which are claimed to increase T3 and T4. That's an important distinction- you absolutely do NOT want to take thyroid replacement hormones without a diagnosed thyroid condition.The supplement I want to take is a thermo supplement called oxy elite pro. A lot of vitamins but good portion of caffeine and thyroid hormones. http://oxyelitepro.com/ingredients.php these are the ingredients.
I would contact the Infant Risk center and ask if the ingredients in the supplement can be combined with nursing.
Why can't they (your docs?) catch a thyroid problem? What tests have they done? A TSH level? T3 and T4 levels? If so, what were the results? The range for subclinical hypothyroidism has been expanded in recent years, so if your TSH is >3 then you might want to see an endocrinologist. Are you taking anything right now, and if so, have your levels been checked during the postpartum period?I also have a thyroid problem they can't catch since the beginning of my pregnancy which doesn't help the weight issue. This supplement also has thyroid hormones in it.
Once your cycle returns, nursing is not standing in the way of you getting pregnant again. But if you feel like there is a thryoid issue in the mix, I urge you not to try to conceive until you have it figured out! Thyroid issues can not only cause lowered fertility, but are also implicated in miscarriages and in developmental issues.Nursing may not affect a new baby, I started my cycle last month, shoot I may even be wasting my time I could just get pregnant LOL.
Another reason to wait to conceive is that it takes about a year for your body to recover from pregnancy and childbirth. Closely spaced pregnancies can be really hard on your body!